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Young Farmer Carrying a Bale of Hay

Make hay while the sun shines. But do it safely

Summer is a busy time. Kids are home from school, ongoing farmyard and machinery maintenance is underway, and of course one of the season’s most labour-intensive tasks looms — haying. Beating the weather and getting hay down, dried, baled and hauled is a major undertaking and not without its particular set of hazards. Crush injuries, runovers, rollovers, pinch points, transportation hazards, fall hazards, stress and anxiety — you […] Read more


Canadian Agricultural Safety Week celebrates Safe & Strong Farms

2019’s Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2019 runs from March 10 to 16. This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is encouraging all Canadians to celebrate Safe & Strong Farms. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public campaign focusing on the importance of safe agriculture. Safe & Strong Farms: Build an AgSafe Canada […] Read more



Build a bridge for mental health this upcoming Canadian Agricultural Safety Week

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week runs March 10 – 16

How often have you heard the term “get over it?” I know I’ve used it occasionally, and I suspect that, in a few of those instances, I’ve used the term inappropriately. There are certainly times I need to be reminded to get over it. Like when I lose patience with the flow of traffic, or […] Read more


Farmers Handshake

Dealing with conflict and relationships on the farm

Seven strategies to address conflict

From infancy to old age, we form relationships. As we grow older and evolve from one relationship to another our values, beliefs, perceptions, goals, and ideas may evolve and change as well. As these changes occur, interpersonal conflict will happen. Conflict is part of life. In all relationships, we experience conflict. Conflict is not always […] Read more






Farmer checking wheat

Stay safe when you’re using that grain vacuum

Grain vacs are designed to make light work of what can often be a tedious chore. These high capacity and high efficiency (and high speed) machines can move thousands of bushels an hour (an upgrade from the shovel). Alongside the advances in grain moving technolog, come entrapment and engulfment hazards. Grain vacs are just like other pieces of farm equipment — there […] Read more





Driver Standing In Front Of Tractor

A late spring doesn’t mean forgetting about on-farm farm safety

It has been a long winter by all accounts. Farmers across the Prairies are anxious to get the seed in the ground. According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting data, agriculture-related fatalities happen most often from May to October. Of course, this makes sense, as this is when the majority of farming occurs; however, understanding […] Read more