Published on Thu, 05/03/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

May 3, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to celebrate its partnership with Glacier FarmMedia and its publications Alberta Farmer Express, Manitoba Co-operator, Grainews and Le Bulletin des agriculteurs.

2018 marks the third year that Glacier FarmMedia has supported CASA initiatives as a media sponsor, advertising and celebrating both the Back to Ag Program and Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®.

The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology for farmers that have experienced a traumatic injury. The program supports successful applicants through the purchase of specialized equipment or the adaptation of existing equipment that will help them get back to work on the farm safely.

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program , the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America, typically consists of one-day, age-appropriate safety events that help children learn how to be safe on the farm. Since 2002, CASA has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to support farm education for rural Canadian youth through Safety Day events, reaching over 127,000 Canadian children and participants.

"We’ve heard from farmers that they prefer to receive safety information from organizations they have a relationship with," says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s Executive Director. “Glacier FarmMedia’s trusted ag publications are a great way to get CASA’s program information to agricultural communities and to farmers.”

Glacier FarmMedia’s Alberta Farmer Express, Manitoba Co-operator, Grainews and Le Bulletin des agriculteurs feature advertisements for both the Safety Days and Back to Ag programs for a total value of $78,000.

“Glacier FarmMedia believes everyone in the agricultural industry has a role in keeping farm families safe,” says Farrah Wilson, Glacier FarmMedia’s Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator. “We are pleased to support Back to Ag and Safety Days.”

For more information about Safety Days or the Back to Ag Program, visit casa-acsa.ca.

About the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA receives support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.

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For more information contact: Robin Anderson, Communications Coordinator, CASA/ACSA, 877-452-2272 or randerson@casa-acsa.ca