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May 2nd, 2017 | Category: News

BURLINGTON – The WSU Skagit Extension is offering a one-day farm Machinery Safety Workshop on Friday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 11768 Westar Lane, Suite A in Burlington. (The workshop was originally going to run as a 5-week course, however it did not have enough registrants and needed to be changed.) Individuals in all counties are eligible to attend the training. Last year’s class contained a mix of middle school, high school and Spanish- and English-speaking adults. Certification can be obtained for students 13 years of age and above. A deposit of $25 is required to hold your spot; an additional $50 is due by the end of the course if you wish to receive a certificate (if you do not want a certificate your total cost is $25). Instructors are Don McMoran, Dorothy Elsner and Kate Smith, of the WSU Skagit Extension office. To learn more, contact WSU Skagit County Extension at (360) 428-4270 ext 225 or email dmcmoran@wsu.edu. Online registration is available at http://farmsafetyskagit.brownpapertickets.com.

In other farm safety news, the WSU Island County Extension is hosting a Farm Safety Awareness Workshop on Wednesday, May 10 from 6-9 p.m.  at the Pacific Rim Institute, 180 Parker Road, Coupeville. The workshop is free and open to all, and will provide an overview of farm health and safety and tractor safety demonstration. For more information, contact Loren Imes at (360) 678-2343 or loren.imes@wsu.edu. The event is co-sponsored by WSU Extension, Whidbey Island Conservation District, Washington Tractor, and Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue.


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