2016 Progressive Agriculture Foundation annual report

The Progressive Agriculture Foundation governs the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program. The Kentucky Partnership was among the very first groups in the nation back in the mid-90’s to host one of the Safety day Camps and it has certainly been successful and grown since! See a copy of their 2016 annual report at https://www.progressiveag.org/uploads/forms/PAF_2016_AnnualReport_web.pdf



11-year-old killed in ATV accident in Gibson County- Indiana

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that resulted in the death of an 11-year-old Gibson County boy.

Police say the juvenile victim, 11, of Haubstadt was operating a John Deere side-by-side ATV at 3:11 p.m. today in a field near the intersection of County Road 350 South and County Road 450E in Francisco when the accident happened.

During a turn, police say the ATV rolled over, ejecting the driver.  The ATV then landed on top of the victim pinning him to the ground.

The victim was transported to Gibson General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say no helmet or restraint harness was being used at the time of the accident.

Responding agencies included the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, Gibson County EMS and Indiana Conservation Officers.


from the Dubois County Herald @ https://duboiscountyherald.com/b/11-year-old-killed-in-atv-accident-in-gibson-county

3 year old boy drowns in water trough- Michigan

Michigan State Police have released the details of a Hilsdale County drowning death involving a three-year-old boy which took place Friday night at a farm in the 7100 block of Fowler Road near Reading.

Troopers say the youngster had been playing in and around a barn on the farm. The child was leaning over into an area where a trough of water is kept to fill a toy squirt gun but fell head first in to the trough.

Nearby family members found the child who had only been in the water for a few minutes. The child was pulled from the water, he was unconscious and unresponsive. A neighbor was summoned and 911 called.

CPR was initiated on the child and was continued until rescue personnel arrived and took over lifesaving efforts.

The child was eventually flown by the Lifeflight helicopter to Mercy Saint Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio where he was pronounced dead after lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.

  • from WKZO @ http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2017/jun/12/3-year-old-reading-boy-drowns-in-water-trough/

4 year old dies after falling off ATV- Illinois

A 4-year-old boy died after falling off an all-terrain vehicle Monday, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Several agencies responded to the town of Fort Winnebago outside of Portage after being notified of the accident around 8 p.m., Sheriff Dennis Richards said in the statement. Two children were riding on an ATV when the boy fell off and was run over by a trailer being towed by the vehicle, Richards said.

The father, who was driving the ATV, was performing lifesaving efforts on the child when authorities arrived within nine minutes of being notified of the incident, Richards said. The boy was taken to Divine Savior Hospital and died, Richards said.
The death is being investigated by the state Department of Natural Resources, the Sheriff’s Office and the Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office.
-Wisconsin State Journal @ http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime/year-old-dies-after-falling-off-atv-in-columbia-county/article_198110b3-aca4-5320-b5bb-ae0134390926.html

Young Child Injured in Farming Accident

Mia Carlson. From Daily Fly. Posted on April 24, 2017. Original article.

A 3-year-old child was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center today after being involved in a farming accident.  According to Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers, Deputies and members of the Endicott Fire Department responded to a field near Endicott.

“According to initial reports the child fell from a moving tractor when a side door the child was leaning against inadvertently opened.  The child was then struck by the fertilizer applicator in tow,” Myers says in a press release.
The child is believed to have suffered serious injuries.  No further information is available at this time.