Ag For Life has made a $65,000 commitment towards farm safety programming based out of Safety City.
CEO David Sprague says the Machines, Mammals, Mud and More program is exactly the type of farm safety programming that they are mandated to support.
“Our business is providing funding for sustainable programming in ag safety, so that the group here can concentrate on delivering the program and making it great, not having to worry about the funding side of things.”
Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities board chair Gordon Ellert says the M4 Farm Safety program is an enhancement of programming that they have previously offered at Safety City.
It will cover areas such as animal, quad, dugout, and farm chemical safety.
“What we’re doing with this one here, we’ve got five different stations that we’re developing and we’re going to able to service the 32 rural schools around Grande Prairie and it’s designed for kids from kindergarten to grade 6 and basically just a life saver on the farm.
Around 1,200 tudents in the County of Grande Prairie are expected to take part at the Ag For Life Learning Corral between now and the end of the school year.