Back to Ag Program

Getting BacktoAg

The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology for farmers or agricultural workers that have experienced a traumatic injury. The Back to Ag Program is the result of a partnership between the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, Farm Credit Canada and the Rick Hansen Foundation. 

The application period for the Back to Ag program is now closed. Check back to this website in September for details on the next phase of funding, including a new program description and application guideline.

For more information on the Back to Ag program, email backtoag@casa-acsa.ca.

See how we have already helped other farmers get Back to Ag:

Helpful Links:

Manitoba Farmers with Disabilities (English only) – Manitoba Farmers Assistive Tools Kit: Helping farm families face the challenges of injury, illness, and disability The Manitoba Farmers Assistive Tools Kit is intended to enhance the lives of farmers and their families who face the challenge of living and working with a disability.

AgrAbility (U.S. English only) – Assistive Technology (AT) is defined as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. For agricultural workers with disabilities, many solutions exist, including manufactured devices or structures, modified work practices, and do-it-yourself plans.

AgrAbility (U.S. English only) – Worksite and Vocational Issues Agricultural workers with disabilities normally need assistive technology, modifications to their worksites, assistance with funding disability-related expenses, or guidance in exploring new career paths. 

AgrAbility (U.S. English only) – Evaluating Agricultural Workplace Assistive Technology for Secondary Injury Hazards: An Assessment Tool for Professionals Who Assist Farmers and Ranchers with Disabilities This document is an assessment instrument desgined to estimate the potential for 'secondary injury' from the use of 'assistive technology' by farmers, ranchers, or other agricultural workers who have disabilities. 

A Message from Rick Hansen – YouTube Video Back to Ag Program