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CASA welcomes new chief executive officer

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Lear as its new chief executive officer. With a long history of not-for-profit experience, Lear joins CASA after working as the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association’s executive director. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her years of working in financial services. […] Read more

The verdict? Business management practices can play a significant role in producing healthy farms and farmers.

Study shows positive connection between farm business planning and mental health

“This is the way it’s always been done.” “There’s not enough time.” “We’re doing fine without one.” We all know there are endless excuses for not having a farm business plan. But a recent research study has found that farm business management isn’t just good for business — it’s also good for mental health. Healthy […] Read more



Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas will be trained before receiving the rescue equipment. Sturgeon County Emergency Services, near G3 Morinville, received the BeGrainSafe training this August.

G3 donates grain rescue equipment to rural Alberta fire departments

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3, is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 worth of life-saving grain rescue equipment to several rural Alberta fire departments. Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas will be trained before receiving […] Read more


A grain rescue tube and a portable auger available to fire departments trained in grain extrication will greatly increase the probability of a victim surviving a grain entrapment, says Robert Gobeil, CASA’s agricultural health and safety specialist.

CASA, Corteva to equip rural fire departments with life-saving grain rescue equipment

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in collaboration with Corteva Agriscience Canada will equip rural fire departments with the training and equipment needed for grain entrapment rescues. CASA’s grain safety program, BeGrainSafe, is designed to save lives and is generously supported by sponsors like Corteva. This support has helped to build the BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration […] Read more




Anhydrous ammonia, or NH3, is one of the most commonly used fertilizers. It’s low cost, highly effective and contains one of the most concentrated forms of nitrogen, with levels at 82 per cent. However, it can also be highly hazardous.

Anhydrous ammonia – handle with care!

While fertilizers share a common purpose, there’s no one-size-fits-all instruction manual. Learning about the unique properties and precautions for each fertilizer used on your operation could save time, money and prevent serious injury. Anhydrous ammonia, or NH3, is one of the most commonly used fertilizers. It’s low cost, highly effective and contains one of the […] Read more