This week, Bruce County Federation of Agriculture hosted medical students to showcase agriculture and introduce them to the opportunities available to them in rural communities. The goal of this annual tour is to encourage attendees to select a practice in a rural community.
The medical students visited Ikendale dairy farm, Lang Farms, Huron Tractor Walkerton, the Mildmay Carrick Fire Hall and spoke with local vet Tammy Ribey, Dianne Atkinson on farm safety and local reporter Scott Miller with CTV.
Topics covered included farm safety, bio-security, modern-day farming practices, how to milk and care for dairy cows, and of course meeting the calves. There was a large emphasis on potential dangers and hazards on farms such as PTO’s, grain bins and fires. The need to take breaks, get proper sleep, eat well and slow down to reduce farm accidents was also shared with the students.
Thank you to everyone that helped organize this event that highlights our dynamic and opportunity filled sector to the next generation of medical professionals.
Follow this link to watch CTV’s coverage of the day: https://london.ctvnews.ca/first-time-farm-experience-for-medical-students-1.5929804