Farm safety receives funding in Alberta

Alberta farm safety education programs received a $75,000 boost Feb. 12 from Ag for Life and the Co-operators.

The three-year partnership is designed to help expand rural and farm safety days across the province.

Ag for Life is a non-profit organization with a mandate to deliver safety education. Its safety programs reached more than 26,200 people last year, according to a news release announcing the funds.

Support from the Co-operators insurance company will allow expansion of those programs, said the release.

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“As an insurance company, we are committed to risk management and we are excited to work with Ag for Life to improve rural and farm safety,” said Co-operators president Kathy Bardswick.

Ag for Life’s programs include Barnyard and Boots, a vehicle rollover simulator demonstration and the Progressive Agriculture Foundation.

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