The AgCoalition has finished its province-wide consultation process reaffirming the agriculture community’s commitment to continue to foster a culture of farm safety in Alberta.

“Farmers, ranchers and employees demonstrated excellent leadership in completing these sessions during a busy time of year,” said Kent Erickson, AgCoalition Co-Chair. “It is clear that the agriculture community is motivated to lead the process of developing a safety culture that actually works at the farm and ranch level.”

The meetings used a series of workshops to gain specific insights on what will work on a farm or ranch, and what will not, in relation to the five topics being discussed during the Alberta government’s Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Worker consultation sessions.

Throughout the workshops, participants expressed that farm and ranch safety should be industry-led and that the AgCoalition is poised to carry out this function.

Information from the meetings is being compiled into key policy positions and in-turn, producer representatives who are part of the government consultation process will bring those forward to ensure broader representation from the agrulture industry.

The AgCoalition was established in January to unify the farm and ranch community in an effort to foster a culture of farm safety in Alberta.