On September 18, 2014, Betaseed coordinated and participated in its fifth annual Progressive Agriculture Safety day event in Wahpeton, ND. The event, designated for children in grades 3 through 5, saw over 160 students from Central Elementary in Wahpeton participate in hands-on safety and educational training activities. These young schoolchildren had the opportunity to learn the important essentials of lawn mower safety, grain bin safety, and bike safety. Staff from NDSU Extension Service, local businesses, the Wahpeton Fire Department and a police officer also shared meaningful advice about how the children can maintain a safe lifestyle in their community.
When asked about the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day event, Cody Lehman, Key Account Manager at Betaseed, Inc. stated that “Betaseed is proud to sponsor this event and we really enjoy working with the children. We would like to thank all of the volunteers for their participation. Without them, the event would not have been a success.”
By combining fun with education, children truly become excited to learn responsibility for their safety. The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in the Wahpeton area gives children a unique opportunity to learn the basics of safety in their community while having an fun experience. Betaseed looks forward to holding annual Progressive Agriculture Foundation Safety events in the future.
Betaseed, Inc., headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota, is North America’s premier sugarbeet seed company. From our start in 1970, Betaseed has maintained a longstanding commitment to the beet sugar industry, with research and seed production operations in several states and marketing seed to all sugarbeet markets. Our mission is to develop the best performing seed products and services through innovative people, plant breeding, and seed technology.
The Progressive Agriculture Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth agricultural programs. It is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. The foundation’s mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.
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