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Canadian Farm Safety Conference Celebrating 20 Years

Let’s Talk About It! Excellence + Beyond 2014 held October 7–9 in Ottawa

Winnipeg, September 19, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its annual conference and AGM in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario from October 7–9, 2014 at the Lord Elgin Hotel. The conference theme, Let’s Talk About It! Excellence + Beyond, is both a celebration of farm health and safety advancements and an opportunity for conference participants to discuss the future of farm safety in Canada.

Marcel Hacault is the Executive Director of CASA. “This year, CASA is celebrating its 20th annual conference,” he says. “Let’s Talk About It! Excellence + Beyond, is the perfect platform for producers, safety professionals, researches, suppliers and manufacturers to talk about farm safety and share solutions for positive change and growth.”

The conference opens with an Industry Reception Tuesday evening at the Lord Elgin Hotel with representatives from agri-business, health and safety organizations, farmers, farm advocates and government. On Wednesday, conference participants attend sessions focusing on farm safety strategies from the perspectives of farmers, agri-business and government. Wednesday also features the launch of the Back to Ag Program with CASA partners, Farm Credit Canada and the Rick Hansen Foundation. Thursday features Terry O’Reilly, host of CBC Radio’s Under the Influence as the key-note speaker presenting on The Power of Emotion, followed by CASA’s AGM. For a complete list of activities, please visit: http://conference.casa-acsa.ca/registration/english/program.aspx.

“As the conference organizer, we are very excited. Not only are we featuring an excellent key-note speaker, we are also convening panels of experts to share farm safety strategies with participants, launching an exciting new program with Back to Ag, celebrating where we’ve come from and talking about where we are going,” says Hacault.

Approximately 70 participants are expected to participate in the conference. For more information or to register for Let’s Talk About It! Excellence + Beyond, visit http://conference.casa-acsa.ca.

CASA has been organizing agricultural safety conferences for 20 years in order to bring stakeholders together to work towards improving safety and encouraging safe behavior on Canadian farms. Thank you to 2014 conference supporters: CHS, Imperial Oil, DuPont Pioneer, BASF, Monsanto, The Co-operators, CropLife Canada, John Deere, MacDon, Oxford Frozen Foods and FARSHA.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part by Growing Forward 2, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors including: Farm Credit Canada, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, CHS and TransCanada Corporation. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.


For more information please contact:

Robin Anderson
Communications Officer