Farm Safety Workshops provide top-of-mind reminders

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March 12, 2018
Lakeland College joins the rest of the nation in observing Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) March 11 – 17.

Each year Lakeland encourages education on farm safety topics by offering a variety of courses and workshops. Lakeland promotes the adoption of safe farm practices by providing learning opportunities and collaborating with industry partners.

“We advocate for safety through the delivery of awareness and educational programming and participation in networks that foster a culture of safety,” says Rebecca Joseph, Lakeland’s agriculture programming coordinator for continuing education.

Partnering with local agricultural societies and receiving funding from the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies, Lakeland has been delivering farm safety workshops throughout eastern Alberta. The next workshop will be offered on Saturday, March 17 in conjunction with Cottonwood-Gordon Agricultural Society in Spruceview, Alta. Speaker topics will include farm safety plans, examples of what to stock in your livestock trailer for an emergency and ways to stress-less while living a fluid lifestyle of a farmer.

“Farm safety is something that we need to keep talking about and keep it at the forefront of our minds. The littlest things that we take for granted and ignore everyday can add up to a costly mistake. If we can change one behaviour for attendees of this workshop, it is a success,” says Joseph.

People interested in Lakeland workshops can contact Joseph at rebecca.joseph@lakelandcollege.ca or visit the college’s website for details and ongoing safety courses offered throughout the year.