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.

“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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