Yankton County Farmers Union along with Yankton County 4-H hosted Safety Day and “Cooperation: A Journey Toward a New Tomorrow” day camp in Yankton on June 14. Forty-five youth spent the day learning about internet and home alone, first aid/ambulance, water, lawnmower, machinery, firearm, ATV, bicycle and roadway, fire and electricity safety.

Campers played games and learned about reduce, reuse, recycle and cooperative principles. Campers planted watermelon or carrot seeds in an ice cream cone to promote quick decomposition and have a summer project. They were also given a small ladybug that when planted turns into wildflowers. All crafts were meant to have very little impact on the environment. A special thanks to Ione Cap, Alvin Novak, and Katie Doty for helping and planning the camp.

Also a huge shout out to Keep His Smile Alive and special thank you those who gave Safety Day presentations: Kevin Hunhoff and Dillion Barger — Mark’s Machinery; Roxanne Frick & Justin Wagner — Farm Credit Services of America; Krista Zavadil – Yankton County 4-H Intern; Beth Locken — Agtegra Safety Department; Ken Kopetsky — Ace Hardware; Cindy Doyle — Avera; Jackie Williams & Curt Johnson — Clay Union Electric; and Samantha Hagedorn — Pioneer Seed.

Thank you CHS, Farmers Union Insurance for supplying T-shirts and funding, and thank you to all the campers who came out to join us! For more information on youth activities visit: http://www.sdfu.org/education/youth-programs-/youth-camps.

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