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‘Safety First’ Earns High Team Honors at the PA Farm Show
Kessler Coaches Two Winning Teams to Victory

Harrisburg – Eight teams of FFA and 4-H students from throughout the commonwealth displayed a wealth of knowledge during the Pennsylvania State University Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl, held at the 2010 PA Farm Show on Wednesday, Jan., 13.

The winning 4-H Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl team consisted of four youth from Union County 4-H and were coached by Charles Kessler. Team members were Brooke Zimmerman, Chelynn Bingaman, Erin Rishel and Ray Pletcher.

Participants from the Mifflinburg Area FFA earned first place in the FFA Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl. The team was coached by Charles Kessler and team members were Sarah Eichenlaub, Lacey Smith, Emily Smith and Jacob C. Mabus.
The quiz bowl is designed to motivate youth to increase their awareness and knowledge of agricultural safety and health issues. During the competition, students are asked a sampling of more than 1,000 questions. Categories include machinery, equipment and tools, occupational health, environmental hazards, pesticides and other chemicals, confined spaces, farm shops, special populations, and animals and livestock management.

Sponsors of the 2010 Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl were:
Ag Choice Farm Credit
Westfield Group Agribusiness Insurance
United Farm Family Insurance
CNH America LLC
US Department of Labor-Wage and Hour Division

Winners of the 4-H Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl were:
First: Union Co. 4-H
Second: Huntingdon Co. 4-H
Third: Cumberland Co. 4-H
Fourth: Snyder Co. 4-H

Winners of the FFA Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl were:
First: Mifflinburg Area FFA
Second: Chambersburg FFA
Third: Big Spring FFA
Fourth: Conococheague FFA

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 285 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit for details.

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