A Cass Career Center instructor’s selection and participation in a national training program will lead to improved safety for local farmers. Agriculture instructor Marshall Streit was one of nine high school ag teachers from around the country to take part in the University of Kentucky’s CROPS – Cost-effective Roll-Over Protective Structures – in July. CROPS is a year-long grant program that provides training and materials for the instructor and students in farm safety, specifically tractor roll-over safety.
Streit traveled to Pigeon Fork, TN where he spent three days in training on farm safety and participated in the construction of two roll-over protective structures. He will now implement his training in his classroom through a four-week curriculum with students in his ag power class.
Students will build two roll-over protective structures with funding provided by the CROPS grant and oversight by the University of Kentucky and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. They are currently searching for local farmers who would like to benefit from their work. There are four types of tractors which are eligible for the program – Ford 8N, 3000, and 4000 or Massey Ferguson 135. If you have one of these tractors and would like to be considered, please contact Marshall Streit at 380-3253, ext. 7812.
In addition to the opportunity to build safety structures for two local farmers, Streit plans to provide farm safety education for the community at various trainings and events. If you would be interested in a guest presentation, please contact Mr. Streit at 380-3253, ext. 7821.