ATV safety program presented at Health Fair

Custer-Fallon Farm Bureau members Mollie Phipps, Lillian Ostendorf, and Levi Forman gathered at the Baker Health Fair last week to present the Montana Farm Bureau Federation’s ATV safety program.

 

Levi Forman, Custer-Fallon Farm Bureau vice president, demonstrating the right size of ATV
Levi Forman, Custer-Fallon Farm Bureau vice president, demonstrating the right size of ATV

 

Lillian Ostendorf playing the My American Farm game with students.
Lillian Ostendorf playing the My American Farm game with students.

 

Posted Friday, May 16, 2014

Custer-Fallon Farm Bureau members Mollie Phipps, Lillian Ostendorf, and Levi Forman gathered at the Baker Health Fair last week to present the Montana Farm Bureau Federation’s ATV safety program. They were joined by Scott Kulbeck and Nicole Rolf from the Montana Farm Bureau, and they were also assisted by the Baker FFA Chapter making it a truly group effort.

During the presentation, children were taught how to tell if an ATV was “the right size for your size”, and how to determine if a helmet was fitting properly. They were also given a simulation of how their brain would move if it were to be involved in a wreck, by using a jello mold to show how the brain jiggles, and reminding them why they need a helmet. While they were waiting, the kids played the “My American Farm” game, this is an ag-based game teaching math and science, and they are rewarded with accurate ag facts. It is available for free download at myamericanfarm.org.

The ATV safety program is available in all areas of Montana, please contact your local Farm Bureau for more details. Custer-Fallon Counties Health and Safety contact is Mollie Phipps at 406-554-3152 or find them on Facebook by searching Custer Fallon Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau is the largest ag organization in the state of Montana, with over 2,250 family members.