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Cimarron Electric’s Director of Safety and Compliance Justin Glazier talks to Canton fourth graders during their field trip last week to Watonga for the Annual Farm Safety Day.

Canton 4th graders learn lessons on Farm Safety Day

Canton fourth graders traveled to Watonga last week for an annual Farm Safety Day. While there, they attended nine different safety lectures in the following areas: oil wells, fire, grain, tractors, animals, tornados, Cimarron electrical, guns and OK Friends of Blue Thumb.

The children learned about safety around various animals including domesticated pets, farm animals and wild animals. They heard about horses, cows and other farm animals and why it is dangerous to spook one or approach one from behind. Animal safety specialist, Brandon Webb, had the students line up and kick behind them, showing how when people kick, their foot is raised to roughly the height of their rear ends. Webb followed this up by showing them that it is the same for horses, and he showed them that this means the horse can kick at roughly chest or face level on a human with great force. The children got to see two calves and two dogs during this lesson.



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