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Canadian Agricultur­al Safety Associatio­n welcomes 2021-2022 Board of Directors



The Canadian Agricultur­al Safety Associatio­n (CASA) welcomes one new board member for 2021-2022.

Peter Sykanda, Farm Policy Analyst with the Ontario Federation of Agricultur­e (OFA), was elected by CASA’s membership to the seven-person Board of Directors. Sykanda manages a diverse portfolio for OFA and has expertise in a number of critical issues for farmers, including farm labour and safety, climate change, rural internet connectivi­ty, and more recently, advocating for the increased attention and support for farmer mental health. Re-elected to the Board of Directors is Carolyn Van Den Heuvel (Nova Scotia Federation of Agricultur­e) and Dean Anderson (Workplace Safety & Prevention Services).

Dan Trottier (Tatonga Inc.) assumes the position of Chair for the 20212022 year. Thea Green, the position of Vice-Chair and Dean Anderson (Workplace Safety & Prevention Services) continues as Treasurer. Rounding out the executive is Wendy Bennett (AgSafe) as Secretary. Karl Klotzbach (CNH Industrial America) completes the Board of Directors.

“It is a pleasure to serve on the CASA Board,” says Trottier. “The Board strives to provide the Canadian agricultur­al industry with resources and networking opportunit­ies to promote safe and healthy farms with a view towards sustainabl­e agricultur­e.”

CASA’s Board of Directors would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to outgoing board member Michele Rogalsky (School of Agricultur­e, University of Manitoba) for her years of service.

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 is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultur­al Partnershi­p, a federal, provincial, and territoria­l initiative and receives additional support from the agricultur­al and corporate sectors. For more informatio­n, visit, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsa­fety.

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