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Morag Margerison, a farm safety consultant, hopes five years of guaranteed funding will mean many farm visits in the future.

Government fixes farm safety funding

The Manitoba Farm Safety Program: It’s free, confidential and funded for at least another five years

In the midst of a farm safety seminar kicking off the annual meeting of the Keystone Agricultural Producers, some good news arrived. In a joint announcement the federal and provincial agriculture ministers revealed a $1.1-million funding program over five years to support farm safety programming in the province. The program is designed to develop safety

Wawanesa-area farmer Simon Ellis says a flying hook’s impact shattered the fibreglass fender of the tractor being used to pull out a stuck truck last spring.

Stay stuck on safety when stuck in the field

Getting stuck can lead to more than just frustration if the hook slips at the wrong moment. Manitoba’s Farm Safety Program is urging farmers to think twice about safety in muddy fields

It happened in a second. Wawanesa farmer Simon Ellis had been attempting to pull a grain truck from a muddy field last year when the tow hook he had been using broke, snapping the rope and it back in a narrow miss of his cab window. Caught on video, Ellis posted about the incident on