Room to Grow

Lennea Durant, The Valley Voice; 15 March 2016

AgSafe, in partnership with the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC), recently launched the #AgSafetyChamp campaign. The campaign is a highlight of Agriculture Safety Week in Canada March 13-19.

Use #AgSafetyChamp to share your experiences, tips, photos and motivation for staying safe in your working environment.

Know someone who is a leader in agriculture safety practices? Use #AgSafetyChamp to nominate them as a Champion of Agriculture Safety.

“Ultimately we want to help farmers continue to reduce the number of on-farm accidents across the province. The key to #AgSafetyChamp is farmers helping farmers – sharing tips for safety that work for you!” says Wendy Bennett, AgSafe Executive Director.

All nomination made via social media will be entered into the monthly draw for a $50 gas card. Nominations can also be made by visiting the #AgSafetyChamp page on the AgSafe website.

Nominations made during Agriculture Safety Week will also be entered in a draw two $100 Save-on-Foods gift certificates to be given away.

Over the past ten years BC farmers and ranchers, encouraged by safety training & education from AgSafe, have reduced the number of farm fatalities by 50 per cent and accident claims by 27 per cent.

The #AgSafetyChamp campaign is BC’s first ever Champion of Agriculture Award. The 2016 Champion of Agriculture Safety will be announced at the BCAC Agri-Food Industry Gala on January 25, 2017. For more information visit www.AgSafeBC.ca.

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