FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AG FOR LIFE TO HOST LADIES NIGHT DURING CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL SAFETY WEEK IN ALBERTA.
(Balzac, AB, Feb 27, 2017) – As a Friend of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2017 (CASW), Agriculture for Life and its Founding Partner, Rocky Mountain Equipment (“Rocky”) are hosting its third annual Ladies Farm Evening in Balzac, AB on March 14 at 7:00 pm.
Through discussions and demonstrations, participants will learn about a wide variety of safety topics delivered by local volunteers and safety experts. Topics include an update on the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act presented by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, an overview of STARS Air Ambulance rural services, and a culture of wellness presentation by AgriSafe. Through the generous support of sponsors, this event is offered free of charge to participants. Registration can be done online at:
“Our ladies night aligns perfectly with CASW 2017 focus of Appealing to Adults, and we encourage women from the community to join us at this great event,” says Ag for Life CEO, Luree Williamson. “Agriculture is the second largest industry in Alberta and an important part of our way of life, so we see the safety of all those involved as a high priority. Encouraging farm families and communities to participate in safety events and discuss farm safety during CASW is a great way to raise the awareness of the importance of keeping everyone safe,” adds Williamson.
“Whether it is within our branches, or in the communities we serve, promoting and improving a culture of safety is a major focus at Rocky,” remarked Garrett Ganden, President & CEO of Rocky. “In partnering with Ag for Life on these initiatives, we are able to give back to the community by sharing best practices and by helping to instill a “safety-first” mindset throughout the agricultural community.”
Agriculture for Life supported rural and farm safety programs reached over 45,000 children, youth and their families over the last two years. Supported programs include Grande Prairies’ Barnyard and Boots Program, Ladies Farm Safety Evening, Rural and Farm Safety Days, Young Farm Workers Safety Days, and Farm First Aid. The farm safety education programs focus on improving rural and farm safety and greatly reducing the number of farm fatalities and injuries.
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.
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., 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.
About Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
CASW is a national, public education campaign focusing on the importance of safe agriculture. The campaign takes place every year in the third week of March. This year’s theme is Be an Ag Safe Family, Appealing to Adults aligns with Ag for Life’s safety programs across the province. For more information CASA and CASW initiatives visit www.agsafety.ca/
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Kaley Segboer, Marketing and Communications Coordinator