A fundraising auction and concert during Ag in Motion  raised nearly $300,000 for STARS.

The Field of STARS gala has raised more than $1.7 million dollars since 2018.

This years event featured Juno and CCMA award winning recording artist Jess Moskaluke and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Major.

Show Manager Rob O'Conner says the agriculture sector recognizes the vital role STARS plays for farmers and producers. 

Stats show that farm accidents and injuries can happen in a split second and having quick access to emergency care can save lives and limbs.

It was the second major funding announcement for STARS this week.

BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions helping STARS reach its multi-year initiative to renew its aging helicopter fleet.

The $500,000 donation will be used by STARS for mission operations as well as to help purchase medically equipped Airbus H145 helicopters at a cost of $13 million each. 

The new helicopters will help STARS deliver vital care to patients across the Prairies and parts of British Columbia for the next 30 years or more.

Jonathan Sweat, Vice President of BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions says the investment we’re making today will ensure that farming communities across Western Canada continue to have access to critical care for years to come.