FCC again offers $100,000 for ag safety projects

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is partnering with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) to make farm communities safer through the FCC Ag Safety Fund.

CASA will be accepting applications for the third consecutive year from charitable and non-profit organizations that need support to deliver various farm safety training programs in their communities or across Canada. Approximately $100,000 will be distributed among successful applicants.

Applications to the FCC Ag Safety Fund will be accepted online from Sept. 13, 2012 through to Oct. 25, 2012.

“There are many training tools out there that can help make farming safer,” says Marcel Hacault, executive director of CASA. “The goal of this fund is to make sure that we’re putting those tools in the hands of the people who need it. Communities or groups that apply for funding have an opportunity to make their communities a safer place to live, work and play — on and off the farm. So, we encourage them to look at the risks that exist in their communities and propose solutions through education and training.”

Past FCC Ag Safety Fund recipients have provided or are continuing to provide training on topics such as safe livestock handling; road safety; safe ATV use; wellness through sleep pattern education; snake, bear and tick safety; and farm safety planning through the Canada FarmSafe Plan.

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