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Farm safety program for youth receives funding

A $10,000 grant from Corteva Agriscience will support the development and delivery of Ag for Life’s Safety on the Farm for Youth module. The interactive online course can be used in the classroom to teach students how to build a personalized farm safety plan while learning safety tactics. The plan will be available in both […] Read more

Got a new cutie on the farm?

The fourth edition of Agriculture for Life’s #FarmBabies photo contest is now open. “Our #FarmBabies19 contest is a fun way to welcome spring on the farm and celebrate the countless hours of work that farmers and farm families spend caring for their new arrivals,” said Luree Williamson, CEO Ag for Life. “Many people don’t understand […] Read more


Ag for Life seeks youth council members

Application deadline Sept. 17

Agriculture for Life is seeking Alberta youth aged 16 to 21 to join its agriculture youth council. The council will pilot Ag for Life programs and resources, and provide insight and ideas on types of programs and ag-related topics for youth. The council will have eight to 12 members and is open to both urban […] Read more

Want the Rural Safety Unit to visit your community?

Agriculture for Life has launched an all-new Rural Safety Unit, which will travel to schools, communities, fairs, festivals and other events to educate, encourage, and promote rural and farm safety. The unit has seven interactive stations dealing with hazard identification, large animals, large equipment, utilities, risk assessment, chemicals, and protective equipment. It will operate from […] Read more


Got some new cuties on your farm?

Agriculture for Life is running a #FarmBabies18 photo contest as a “fun way to welcome spring on the farm and celebrate the countless hours of work that farmers and farm families spend caring for their new arrivals.” “Many people don’t understand the dedication and care that goes into raising livestock, so by sharing these photos and […] Read more

The www.whatsinthefield.com website offers people more information on crops and livestock they see in Alberta farm country.

‘What’s in the field?’ program adds new component

Agriculture for Life is enhancing its ‘What’s in the field?’ program to give consumers more information on what they see when driving by fields and pastures. The program, which is entering its third year, provides signs (at no cost to producers) that identify the crop being grown in a field or the breed of livestock […] Read more


Symposium aims to educate educators about ag

Event scheduled for Nov. 24 aims to be annual affair

Ag for Life is hosting a teachers’ symposium in a bid to bridge “the gap between the agriculture sector and classroom curriculum.” “Most families are three to five generations removed from the farm today and that disconnect leads to a misunderstanding about how food is raised,” said Luree Williamson, CEO of the Alberta non-profit, which […] Read more

McCain grant supports ag education program

The McCain Foundation has donated $10,000 to support an agriculture education tool kit developed by Ag for Life. The tool kit was created for use in schools, and includes information such as provincial statistics, facts and F&Qs, agricultural terminology, learning activities, and key contacts (such as producer groups and agriculture educational programs) that are available […] Read more


New First Aid and Safety on the Farm program launched

St. John Ambulance and Ag for Life have launched a joint training initiative to help families who live and work on farms prepare and respond to emergencies. Each year in Alberta, there are over 18 agricultural-related deaths and hundreds of injuries. Machinery, rollovers, and animal-related events are the predominant causes. Quick use of first aid […] Read more

Rendering of the proposed Rural and Farm Safety Mobile Unit.

New mobile unit will take farm safety education on the road

Thanks to a $650,000 donation from Agrium, Agriculture for Life is undertaking its largest safety initiative — the Rural and Farm Safety Mobile Unit. The unit is a trailer with educational displays, and will be taken to rural schools, communities, fairs, and other events around North America to educate, encourage and promote farm safety to […] Read more