This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is encouraging all Canadians to celebrate Safe and Strong Farms.
Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public campaign committed to raising awareness about the importance of safe agriculture. In 2021, Safe and Strong Farms: Lead an AgSafe Canada runs from March 14 to 20 and is the final year of a three-year campaign celebrating farm safety across Canada.
Farm Credit Canada is the presenting sponsor of CASW and a long-time farm safety supporter, including the Back to Ag Program that assists with the cost of adaptive technology for farmers who have experienced a traumatic injury.
“Safety is paramount in any line of work, and we understand the dangers that farmers face each and every day,” said FCC president and CEO Michael Hoffort.
This year, organizers are focusing on supporting farm safety leadership through resources, safety advice articles, and much more including a free public webinar Be AgSafe, Stay Rail Smart, in partnership with CN on March 16. CASA is also producing resources in partnership with CASW supporters Syngenta and TC Energy.
The AgSafe Ribbon campaign also returns for CASW, but with a bit of a different look from previous years. For 2021, the ribbon campaign is going digital and can be shared on social media as a way to raise awareness and start conversations about the importance of farm safety. The digital AgSafe Ribbon can be found on the CASW website at agsafetyweek.ca.
“This year is all about celebrating the leaders in agricultural safety and health,” says CASA CEO Andrea Lear. “Farmers, farming communities, ag businesses, farm safety partners, and other farm safety champions are doing great work keeping Canadian farms safe and strong.”
For over a decade, CASA has been raising awareness about the importance of safety on Canadian farms through CASW.
CASW is presented by Farm Credit Canada.
In 2021, CASW sponsors include long-time corporate sponsor Farm Credit Canada, as well as CN, Syngenta, and TC Energy.