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Stateline nursing students step out of the classroom to learn farm safety

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Farm Safety Day

ORANGEVILLE (WREX) — A group of nursing students got to learn in a different environment than they are used to.

Tuesday was Farm Safety Day for Saint Anthony College of Nursing students. At Bakers Acres Dairy Stateline Farm Rescue, more than 40 students learned the ins and outs of farm safety. Topics included methane gas poisoning, electrical hazards and grain bin safety. Organizers say the event is important for students to learn about the safety hazards that come with rural farming communities.

"They don't understand the dirt and the distance that they came, the emotional aspects that are with it, the psychiatric aspects that are with it," said Saint Anthony College of Nursing Community Health Nursing Course Coordinator Sue Newberg. "And so we just try to make them live that for the afternoon."

OSF HealthCare says the Winnebago, Stephenson and Rock County farm bureaus donated money to Stateline Farm Rescue to put on this event.

Nick Landi

Nick Landi is a News Producer at 13 WREX. He has worked at WREX in that role since joining the station in 2018. He is a graduate of Illinois State University.

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