Ag for Life is pleased to announce receipt of a $150,000 grant from Pembina in support of its agriculture safety initiatives. The funds will support new features and maintenance of the Rural Safety Unit over a three-year span.
With a directive to bring farm safety programs to rural Albertans, Ag for Life unites corporate stakeholders and not-for-profit organizations along with farmers, ranchers, and community leaders to deliver curriculum-based agriculture education to rural students. The Rural Safety Unit allows Ag for Life to travel throughout Alberta to offer interactive safety programs for youth and their families who live and work on farms and ranches.
“We are honoured to have this support from Pembina and look forward to being able to continue delivering our message of safety to our fellow Albertans,” says Luree Williamson, CEO of Ag For Life.
The mobile unit is operated by Ag for Life’s team of safety specialists who travel across the province connecting visitors with important rural and farm safety information. With seven interactive stations, participants have the opportunity to learn while they engage with digital, tactile and mechanical interactive displays.
“This unit is an important tool to equip kids and their families with the information they need to stay safe,” explains Allan Charlesworth, Pembina’s Vice President of Technical Services. “As a member of the community, we are proud to contribute to this innovative and fun program.”