Expo Demos

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SAFETY AND RESCUE DEMOS

Demonstrations were held at noon each day and featured everyday tasks and hazards common to farming. Demonstrations included grain bin safety, tractor safety and ATV/UTV safety for both adults and youth. We were fortunate to have experts in these safety demonstrations who can explain the risks and demonstrate the best way to get the job done safely to avoid life changing injuries.

TUESDAY DEMO HOUR

GRAIN BIN AND MACHINERY SAFETY DEMO

DEMONSTRATOR:
Jim Zwaschka

Instructor, South Central College
Station Captain, North Mankato Fire Department

  • This demo highlighted examples of available best practices for grain bin and machine safety using video examples and explanations of lockout tagout for entry, and what harnessing and anchor systems can do to make environments safer.
  • The demo taught what discussions should take place on the farm before the event of an emergency to assure first responders have needed information and processes in place.
  • These topics were presented along with examples and demonstrations of agricultural safety awareness.


WEDNESDAY DEMO HOUR

POWER TAKE-OFF (PTO) AND LIVESTOCK SAFETY
PLUS, A CONVERSATION WITH AN INJURED FARMER

DEMONSTRATORS:
Mike Cruse & Emily Krakelberg
Extension Educators, University of Minnesota Extension

  • PTO safety demonstration with Q & A
  • Livestock safety – How to stay safe working around livestock
  • A live conversation with an injured farmer


THURSDAY DEMO HOUR

ATV SAFETY FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH

DEMONSTRATORS:
Ellen Duysen

Community Outreach Specialist, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)

Bernard Geschke
Program Specialist, Progressive Agriculture Foundation

This demonstration taught participants about ATV and UTV safety for both adults and youth. We heard from experts about:

  • Choosing the correct PPE and proper body attire
  • Determining the size appropriate ATV-UTV
  • Understanding the concept of center of gravity and correct body positioning
  • Burn points that can injure the lower leg
  • Single riders