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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 backtoag@casa-acsa.ca.

Justin Birch

“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

Yvan Bergeron

“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

Barry Cloutier

“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

Mark Verleun

“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

André Veilleux

“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

Want to get back to ag? Great! Please download and read both the Program Description and Terms of Reference for the program before you start your application process. This will provide you with additional information about program criteria and the application process. Once you are ready to apply for the program, please fill out the online Application Form below, or download a pdf version of the Application Form and submit your application via email. Please note that all applications must include a signed Letter of Support from a medical professional verifying the nature of the adaptive technology requested in the Application Form, recommendations on return to work solutions, and confirmation that the applicant can return to farming safely. Questions? Email CASA at backtoag@casa-acsa.ca.

Apply Now!

Use the online form or download a copy of the form below to submit your application.

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