2016 PA Farm Show Hosted the Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Finals
Posted: January 14, 2016
Four FFA teams and four 4-H teams from across the state displayed a wealth of knowledge through the Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Finals which were held at the 2016 PA Farm Show on Wednesday, January 13.
The Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl, developed by Penn State Extension Ag Safety and Health Program, is designed to motivate youth to increase their awareness and understanding of agricultural safety and health issues. During the competition, students are asked approximately 30 questions per round from a sampling of over 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.
The teams that participated in the Farm Show were the winners from the semi-final contest held during Penn State’s 2015 Ag Progress Days. The Agricultural Safety and Health Program at Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture manage the quiz bowl. Westfield Insurance, New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial, AgChoice Farm Credit, MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Farm Family Insurance Company sponsored the safety quiz event. Awards include a team certificate and prize money of $650 for 1st place; $550 for 2nd place, $450 for 3rd place and $350 for 4th place. The Worker Protection Standard Program through the PA Office of Rural Health provided car emergency kits to each participant.
4-H Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Results
- 1st place Cumberland County 4-H Team A;
- 2nd place Union County 4-H – Team B;
- 3rd place Union County 4-H Team A;
- 4th place Perry County 4-H.
FFA Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Results
- 1st place Mifflinburg FFA – Team A;
- 2nd place Mifflinburg FFA – Team B;
- 3rd place Big Spring FFA;
- 4th place Cumberland Valley FFA.