Since 2002, CASA has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to support farm education for rural Canadian youth through Safety Days events, the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America.
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program typically consists of one-day, age-appropriate safety events that help children learn how to be safe on the farm. Events feature mix-and-match stations covering everything from sun safety, recognizing and avoiding chemical exposure, to safe animal handling. Participants rotate among different safety stations, allowing each child the opportunity to participate in interactive and engaging activities.
Communities select activities based on their own local rural safety needs. While the basic program is geared toward the education of children between the ages of eight to 13, safety days are for everyone, and may be customized for a family audience as well.
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® was founded by The Progressive Farmer magazine in the U.S. in 1995.