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New FCC Ag Safety Fund applications open September 13

Winnipeg, August 30, 2010: Charitable or not-for-profit organizations in Canada providing
safety training related to agriculture may qualify for funding from the new $100,000 FCC Ag
Safety Fund.

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) are
partnering to provide support for safety training programs aimed at keeping farmers,
agribusiness operations and employees safe at work.

Applications will be accepted September 13 through October 27, 2010.

“I’m looking forward to offering organizations the opportunity to present training courses to help
producers manage risks in their business or workplace,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s executive

“Producers have told us that they value farm safety. They’re looking for strategies to keep
themselves, their families and employees’ safe,” says Rémi Lemoine, FCC Executive Vice
President and COO. “We’re proud to sponsor this fund, which will enhance safety on farm

The fund is intended to help groups deliver agriculture safety training to producers in Canada or
provide training for those who’ll train others in safe agricultural practices.

The amount of funding will be awarded based on the budgeted actual costs of the project or
program. Applicants proposing programs or projects with a local or provincial scope may be
awarded funding up to a maximum of $10,000. Applicants proposing programs or projects with a
national scope may be awarded funding up to a maximum of $25,000.

To receive funding, the selected organizations must meet criteria prior to the implementation of
their program. The program must be completed by December 2012.

Only online applications will be accepted. Successful applicants will be notified in early 2011.

FCC Ag Safety Fund details and a sample application form are online at

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For more information, please contact:

Diane Wreford
Director of Communications
(204) 275-8874

Aliya Ladha
Communication Consultant
Farm Credit Canada

Éva Larouche (bilingual)
Communication Consultant
Farm Credit Canada