Rural and Farm Safety Days

Ag for Life is pleased to support the following rural and farm safety programs:

Rural and Farm Safety Days

Ag for Life supported Rural and Farm Safety Days bring much-needed safety education to young Albertan’s who live on, work at, or visit farms. These one-day courses for youth of all ages take place in schools or other community locations with an interactive line-up of simulators, activities and demonstrations for students to work through. Participants explore a wide range of safety topics including large equipment, chemical, animal, water, powerline, pipeline, sun safety and much more.

Safety Days are made possible through the collaborative efforts of corporate stakeholders, community safety organizations and local volunteers who provide students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to keep themselves and those around them safe and healthy.

Interested in hosting a rural and farm safety Day in your community? Ag for Life can provide funding, resources and expertise in support of your event. Learn more. 

Schools interested in hosting a Rural and Farm Safety Day can contact Ag for Life for more information: info@agricultureforlife.ca; 403 931 2951.

“We wanted to bring Farm Safety Days to our school as the majority of our students live on a farm or have parents working in agriculture,” says Shari Rogerson, Principal at Huntsville School in Iron Springs. “Sometimes we’d hear stories from kids about things they were doing at home that we knew weren’t safe – we wanted to equip them to foresee these risks and pass  ideas about safety on to their families.”

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Progressive Agriculture Safety Days

Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) is the largest rural and farm safety education program for children in North America. Through the collaborative agreement between the two organizations, Ag for Life has  funded the establishment of additional Safety Days in the Alberta.   Over the next 3 years, the goal is to triple the number of Safety Day programs delivered in Alberta from 16 to 48. The PAF Safety Day program model has been independently evaluated and proven to improve safety behaviors in children, youth and adults.

“This collaborative relationship will allow us to grow the reach of the Safety Day program in the province of Alberta,” explains Susan Reynolds Porter, PAF CEO. “Agriculture for Life shares principles that closely mirror those of the Safety Day program.  It makes sense to join forces, work together and we look forward to further developing our relationship with Agriculture for Life.” http://www.progressiveag.org/

Contact Ag for Life for more information on hosting a PAF Safety Day Program in your community. Email info@agricultureforlife.ca.

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