Interested parties have until October 25, 2012 to submit application

October 17, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) would like to remind CASA members, supporters, and other interested parties that there is still time left to apply for the FCC Ag Safety Fund.

CASA is currently accepting applications for the third consecutive year from charitable and non-profit organizations that would like support via the FCC Ag Safety Fund to deliver various farm safety training programs in their communities or across Canada. Applicants may draw on several “out of the box” CASA developed or supported training workshops including safe livestock handling, safe ATV use, safe tractor use, and business risk management planning and/or farm safety assessment walkabouts. Alternately, applicants can use FCC Ag Safety Fund dollars to execute alternate training programming depending on the needs of their communities.

Approximately $100,000 will be distributed among successful applicants.

Applications to the FCC Ag Safety Fund will be accepted online from September 13, 2012 through to October 25, 2012.

Applicants proposing projects with a local or provincial scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $10,000. Applicants proposing projects with a national scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $25,000. Projects must be completed by December 2014. Only online applications will be accepted. Successful applicants will be notified in early 2013. For more details, visit www.casa-acsa.ca/fcc-ag-safety-fund.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is a national, non-profit organization promoting farm safety in the agricultural sector. CASA’s vision is a country where no one is hurt farming and CASA is working with partners in government, business, and farming organizations across the country to support initiatives that equip producers, their families and their workers with the information and tools needed to make farms a safe place to live, work and play. CASA is funded primarily through Growing Forward, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative.

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For more information, contact:

Michelle French Lancaster
Communications
CASA/ACSA
1-877-452-2272
mfrenchlancaster@casa-acsa.ca