Back to Ag Program
Getting farmers back to what they love – farming
The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology for farmers that have experienced a traumatic injury. The Back to Ag Program is funded by FCC and delivered in partnership with CASA and the Rick Hanson Foundation.
CASA is now accepting applications year-round for the Back to Ag program. Applicants must be farmers who have experienced a life-altering incident resulting in a disability. They must demonstrate that the purchase of specialized equipment or adaptation of existing equipment will help them get back to work on the farm safely.
For more information on the Back to Ag program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Back to Ag process was very simple. Everyone I dealt with would say, ‘What do you need? Tell us what you need.’ I really felt like they were interested in me and in helping me.”
– Justin Birch, Ontario farmer
“Back to Ag is finally a program for us, traumatically injured farmers. Supporting Back to Ag is supporting a farmer who has limitations to continue living his passion and thus carrying on his active contribution to society.”
– Yvan Bergeron, Quebec farmer
“Definitely apply. Find out more and use it for something that’s going to help you and be useful on your farm.”
– Barry Cloutier, Saskatchewan farmer
“I am very, very grateful to Back to Ag and their funding partners for selecting me for their program. The program has been a great boost to my ability to continue farming and raising cattle in a safe manner.”
– Mark Verleun, PEI farmer
“Thanks to Back to Ag, I could get the stand-up wheelchair. It allows me to work in my workshop and handle tools and repair equipment properly.”
– André Veilleux, Quebec farmer
Apply to Get Back to Ag Today
Use the online form or download a copy of the form below to submit your application.
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