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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LEARN HOW TO STAY SAFE AT YOUNG FARM WORKER SAFETY WORKSHOP

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(Vermilion May 3, 2016) –  Agriculture for Life, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and Lakeland College are teaming up to offer a Young Farm Worker Safety training workshop to local high school students on May 10, 2016 at Lakeland College.  The workshop provides students in Grades 10 -12 from the region the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to keep themselves and those around them safe on the farm and at future work environments. 

The focus of the Young Farm Workers workshop is to provide participants with hands-on, engaging, educational safety programming with the ultimate goal of eliminating farm site injuries and fatalities.  Participants learn about a wide variety of safety topics delivered by local volunteers and safety experts.  Sessions will include large equipment, ATV, utilities, fire extinguisher training, chemical handling, cattle and equine safety.  Participants will have the opportunity to select from several sessions to meet their employment needs and interests. 

For more information, or to register for the event, visit www.agricultureforlife.ca or contact the program coordinator at 403 470 5332.

About Ag for Life

Ag for Life (Agriculture for Life) has the mandate to deliver educational programming designed to improve rural and farm safety while building public understanding around the agricultural industry. The organization brings together various sectors including agri-services, energy, financial and not-for-profit organizations, along with farmers, ranchers and community leaders. Visit www.agricultureforlife.ca for more information.

Ag for Life is made possible through the funding and commitment of companies that employ almost 20,000 people in more than 350 Alberta communities. Founding Members include Agrium Inc., ATB Financial, ATCO Group, Penn West, Rocky Mountain Equipment, TransCanada Corporation and UFA Co-operative Limited. Contributing Members include AdFarm, Glacier FarmMedia with the support of CHS Canada, The Co-operators Group and the Government of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

For media inquiries, or to find out more about Ag for Life programs, please contact:

Kaley Segboer, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

403.828.8184, ksegboer@agricultureforlife.ca

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