Ellington Farms in Vance County was recently recognized as a Certified Safe Farm by NC Cooperative Extension. The local Extension Center provides a voluntary and complementary safety review of all equipment and facilities used by the farming operation to identify potential hazards. Farms with a passing score are awarded Certified Safe Farm status and receive a sign to post on the farm.
The program recognizes farmers who work hard to maintain safe equipment and a safe environment while doing one of the world’s most dangerous but important jobs.
Ellington Farms is the fifth farm in Vance County to achieve this distinction.
For more information, farmers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Extension Center 252-438-8188.
Image Information: Tommy Ellington (on right) of Ellington Farms received his sign from Paul McKenzie, Agricultural Extension Agent with Vance County Cooperative Extension.