Friday, March 2, 2012
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Commissioner James Comer to speak at Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will be the keynote speaker for the 19th annual Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium on March 9 in Elizabethtown.

“Farming is an honorable and rewarding profession, but it can pose some serious safety concerns,” Commissioner Comer said. “One moment of inattention can leave a farmer injured or worse, and that can create a hardship for the whole family. The Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium is an opportunity for farmers, emergency rescuers, health care workers, and members of the general public to learn about the latest advances in farm safety and farm rescue. I’m pleased to be a part of this important event.”

The symposium will begin at 7 p.m. EST in the RPC Auditorium at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. This year’s theme is “A New Day for Kentucky Agriculture Safety and Security.” Ronnie Day, executive director of the Kentucky Fire Commission, also will speak at the symposium, which is part of the three-day Dixie Fire School.

The public is invited to attend the symposium.

The event is co-sponsored by Hardin County and LaRue County Farm Bureau in partnership with the Dixie Firefighters Association. For more information, go to

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm and Home Safety Program travels to every county in Kentucky to deliver safety messages to schools, farm groups, civic organizations, and other groups that request a presentation. The program operates a one-of-a-kind rollover tractor simulator, which demonstrates the correct use of a rollover protective structure (ROPS) on a tractor, and a miniature grain bin and wagon. For more information on the Farm and Home Safety Program, go to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website,