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Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s Farm Safety Camp will be held June 27 at Jonamac Orchard, Malta. The camp is designed for 8- to 12-year-old children who live on a working farm, visit farms frequently or have a connection to farm families.

Children will learn how to recognize potential dangers present around the farm and develop respect for these hazards in interactive sessions. The children will be exposed to 12 safety focus areas with qualified experts discussing important messages.

Farm Safety Camp provides hands-on sessions such as learning safety procedures while riding ATVs, using a fire extinguisher, administering first aid, operating a lawn mower and riding bicycles safely in the country.

Camp hosts are Mary Lynn, Jerry, Denice and Kevin McArtor. The McArtors welcome campers to their orchard located on Shabbona Road, south of Malta. The camp runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. June 27.

Registration forms for camp are available at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau office or on the Farm Bureau website: www.dekalbfarmbureau.org and from 4-H leaders. Forms are due into the Farm Bureau office by June 13.

Registration fee is $10 per camper or $20 per family. The fee includes a T-shirt, lunch and materials.

For more information call the DeKalb County Farm Bureau office at 815-756-6361.

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