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‘For years, I have written every minister of agriculture, education, and health — asking them to make farm safety education part of the elementary health and safety curriculum. Not one has shown any interest.’ – Marion Leithead

Opinion: An open letter to Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen

To be effective, farm safety education must be part of the regular curriculum in elementary schools

Following your appointment as Alberta’s agriculture minister, you were praised for being “smart, grounded, and ‘a stand-up guy.’” Let’s hope everything I’ve read about you will prove true. But based on past experience, I am somewhat cynical, as I have asked your predecessors to take action on embedding effective farm safety within the elementary curricula… […] Read more

Communities hosting a Safety Day can choose from a range of stations on different safety issues.

Deadline for 2019 Safety Day events coming up

Application deadline is July 15

The deadline for hosting an event that helps children learn how to be safe on the farm is fast approaching. Since 2002, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association has partnered with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation on Safety Day events, the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. The Progressive Agriculture Safety […] Read more