farm safety

Swift Current-area kids learn everything ag-related through Discover the Farm Event

May 16, 2023 | 2:34pm

Teaching the next generation about agriculture is the purpose of the Swift Current Ag & Ex’s Discover the Farm: A Farm Facts Experience Show, held in late-April. The organization says on its website one of the goals is to “encourage youth involvement in agriculture, as well as expand their knowledge of food production, farm safety, […]

Sask. government proclaims March 14th to 20th as Agricultural Safety Week

Mar 16, 2021 | 5:17am

The Saskatchewan government has proclaimed this week as Agricultural Safety week in the province. Agriculture Minister David Marit says farming can be a dangerous occupation and safety must be a priority year round. He wants farmers and the public to be especially aware during spring, when equipment is on the move on roadways for spring […]

Fire Crews Trained to Deal With Grain Entrapments

Jan 6, 2021 | 3:05pm

Over the last four years, more than 500 firefighters have been trained to rescue people trapped in grain bins located on-farm or at commercial grain terminals. BeGrainSafe was developed by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and has been delivered to volunteer fire departments in four provinces, including Saskatchewan. “Every year across Canada, we are […]

New FCC survey suggests farmers need to do more to prevent accidents

May 27, 2020 | 5:36am

A new survey suggests farmers need to do more to prevent serious farm accidents. The executive director of the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association, Marcel Harcault says a new farm survey from FCC shows 72 percent of producers have had a serious accident or close call. However, he says the increased awareness of the dangers of […]