Profile: Emily Kerr
"Emily is incredibly grateful that she has an opportunity to work with producers to keep their people safe and their industry thriving"
Emily Kerr is one of AgSafeBC's Safety Advisors. She works in the Lower Mainland.
Emily grew up in the Fraser Valley. Her passion for agriculture started at age 6 when she began working with horses. One of her first jobs was at a dairy farm in Matsqui. While working on the farm Emily learned how to weld, and began fixing and building things around the farm.
Emily decided to leave the farm and pursue a career in steel fabrication. She did her apprenticeship through BCIT, and worked at a large welding/fabrication shop. Two years into her career, she was in a workplace accident which kept her off work for over 2 years, and changed the course of her life.
As she was unable to return to her career as a fabricator due to her injuries, Emily decided to attend the University of Fredericton in their Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Certificate Program. Upon graduation, Emily heard friends talking about “FARSHA” (AgSafe's previous name) and after some research, Emily concluded that working for AgSafe (or FARSHA as it was named at the time) would be nothing short of a dream job. She was elated at the idea of combining her experience in agriculture with her new education in an effort to keep workers safe and support the industry. In November 2015 Emily joined AgSafe as a Safety Advisor in the Lower Mainland.
Emily is incredibly grateful that she has an opportunity to work with producers to keep their people safe and their industry thriving. Her passion for agriculture and industry experience has proven to be driving force for her work with AgSafe.
In her spare time Emily grows flowers, veggies, and strawberries on a small farm in Bradner. When she’s not in the garden she is likely on the water fly fishing, or cruising the backroads on a motorcycle.