Safe and Strong Farms is the theme of the 2019 Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) that runs from March 10 to 16.
The aim of the campaign is to empower farmers, farm families and farming communities to build, grow and lead the agricultural industry in safety and sustainability. In 2019 organizers are focusing on supporting farmers, farm families and farming communities through resources, safety advice articles, an AgSafe Ribbon campaign and more.
“Safety is essential to a safe and strong farm,” says Marcel Hacault, Canadian Agriculture Safety Association Executive Director. “Building a base that is safe and strong supports the wellness of your family and the success of your farm.”
As a part of CASW, organizers have produced a number of resources including a wellness series, toolbox talks and a farm stress inventory and management plan. CASW 2019 also marks the third year of the AgSafe Ribbon campaign.