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How to keep your kids safe on the farm

Reading Time: < 1 minute The North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks is an excellent resource that parents and caregivers can use to guide decisions about what kinds of farming tasks are age appropriate. These guidelines are intended for children and youth between the ages of seven to 16 and are based on childhood development, agricultural practices, principles of […] Read more

Raising awareness about grain entrapment

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Alberta Canola Producers Commission and its Prairie counterparts have joined the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association to raise awareness of the threat of grain entrapment. “It is imperative that farm safety remain a top priority for our industry,” said Stuart Holmen, an ACPC director and producer from Paradise Valley. “We all feel strongly that educational […] Read more

Funding available for farm safety training

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications are now being accepted for this year’s edition of the FCC Ag Safety Fund. The fund, supported by Farm Credit Canada, helps charitable and non-profit groups deliver agricultural safety training across Canada with a focus on operating machinery in a safe manner. “Tractor and machinery safety training helps develop skills for safe operation,” said […] Read more

FCC Ag Safety Fund accepting applications

This year’s edition of the fund is offering $100,000 for delivery of tractor and machinery safety training

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is accepting applications for the 2015-16 edition of Farm Credit Canada’s Ag Safety Fund. This year, $100,000 will be given to organizations to deliver tractor and machinery safety training in a community setting to Canadian farmers and farm workers. According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting data, between 1990 and […] Read more