Agriculture

Published on Thu, 07/09/2020 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Executive Director, Marcel Hacault, announces retirement

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Executive Director, Marcel Hacault, announces retirement

CASA Board commends Hacault on years of service

“CASA has evolved into an organization that works with both provincial safety groups and private industry. Marcel has been a great ambassador for agricultural health and safety.”

Winnipeg, MB –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– After leading the team at the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) for the past 16 years, Marcel Hacault has notified the Board of Directors of his plans to retire March 2021.

The CASA Board will immediately undertake a search for Hacault's replacement.

Published on Wed, 07/08/2020 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference moving to virtual format in November

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference moving to virtual format in November

Conference attendees will be able to participate in online sessions featuring a wide variety of speakers on mental health, managing stress, running a farm business, advocacy, developing communication skills and more.

Calgary, AB –/COMMUNITYWIRE/–While COVID-19 has taken away the ability to meet in person at the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conferences (AWC) in 2020, organizers of the well-known gathering announced they will hold a virtual conference with new ways for women in agriculture to connect.

Published on Wed, 06/17/2020 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Keeping Kids Safe on the Farm as Important as Ever

Keeping Kids Safe on the Farm as Important as Ever

Communities are encouraged to complete applications to host a 2021 Safety Day Event.

In lieu of in-person Safety Days, both the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) have made available resources for rural children.

WINNIPEG, MB, June 17, 2020 —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— Since 2002, more than 157,000 children have participated in Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events in Canada. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) to support volunteers that host these community-based Safety Days.

Published on Mon, 03/02/2020 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Celebrates Safe & Strong Farms: Grow an AgSafe Canada in 2020

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Celebrates Safe & Strong Farms: Grow an AgSafe Canada in 2020

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2020 runs from March 15-21.

Winnipeg, Manitoba --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is encouraging all Canadians to celebrate Safe & Strong Farms.

Published on Thu, 12/12/2019 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

By Robin Anderson for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
Grain entrapment is a growing concern on farms and in grain handling facilities. Grain entrapment happens quickly and is often fatal. That’s where the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program comes in. BeGrainSafe works to save lives through awareness and training.
Published on Tue, 07/23/2019 by Farmers Edge

Farmers Edge Launches First-of-Its-Kind InsurTech Platform for Agriculture

Farmers Edge Launches First-of-Its-Kind InsurTech Platform for Agriculture

Farmers Edge launches InsurTech, the first agricultural platform to create a digital connection between insurance providers and growers. InsurTech transforms traditional crop insurance to create a more streamlined, digital experience for all.

InsurTech platform delivers seamless access to field-centric data, automated processes, advanced claim analytics, and cognitive reporting, creating a new digital connection between insurance providers and growers.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba & AMES, Iowa —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— Farmers Edge™ today announced the agriculture industry’s first InsurTech platform that combines field-level data, remote sensing, AI-driven models, and secure automation technology designed to deliver new levels of efficiency and transparency for both insurance providers and grower
Published on Wed, 06/26/2019 by Botaneco

Calgary-based Botaneco™ Inc. is the First to Receive Co-investment from Protein Industries Canada

Calgary-based Botaneco™ Inc. is the First to Receive Co-investment from Protein Industries Canada

CALGARY, Alberta — /COMMUNITYWIRE/ — On Wed., June 26, 2019, Protein Industries Canada announced that Calgary-based Botaneco Inc. is the first company to receive co-investment from the industry-led consortia that’s co-investing in Canadian innovation projects.

“At Botaneco, we don’t just accept the way things have always been done”

A total of $8 million, comprised of $4 million of co-investment from Protein Industries Canada and $4 million from industry, will be invested into the project over the next two years.

Published on Thu, 06/20/2019 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Safety Day Events Continue to Build Safety in Rural Communities

Safety Day Events Continue to Build Safety in Rural Communities

Applications due July 15, 2019 for 2020 Safety Day Events

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 20, 2019 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Over 15,000 children, adults and volunteers took part in 67 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events in Canada in 2018. Since 2002, CASA has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to support farm safety education for rural Canadian youth through Safety Day events.

Published on Thu, 06/06/2019 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Welcomes Safety Partner FMC Canada

CASA Welcomes Safety Partner FMC Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sponsorship Supports CASA’s BeGrainSafe Program

WINNIPEG, MB, June 6, 2019 – /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that FMC Canada has committed $37,000 to the BeGrainSafe Program.

Published on Thu, 05/09/2019 by Solvet

Pain control a top concern for beef producers and consumers alike

Pain control a top concern for beef producers and consumers alike

The demand for humanely-raised farm animals has reached a critical point in Canada. The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity estimates that 40% of Canadians are concerned with humane treatment of farm animals, and support for that is rising every year.

“Every producer, veterinarian, research scientist – we all respect the animals we work with, and care deeply about doing what’s best for them.”

The beef industry wants consumers to know they’re listening.

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