Crop Production Services, the retail arm of Agrium Inc., has committed $80,000 to the Grain Safety Program.

The announcment was made by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.

The number of people trapped in grain is on the rise across Canada and just last October three young girls were killed in an accident near Withrow Alberta, and the Grain Safety Program aims to address the issue. At the heart of the program is the building of a mobile demonstration unit that can function as both an education and training tool.

CPS becomes the latest donor to the Grain Safety Program. In 2015, CPS granted $20,000 to CASA’s charitable arm, the FarmSafe Foundation. Starting in 2016, CPS has committed an additional $20,000 each year to the Grain Safety Program, for the next three years.

”Safety is part of our culture at CPS,” adds Kevin Helash, Managing Director of Agrium Retail Canada says in a news release. “We are extremely pleased to be able to extend our commitment into the industry by enabling both preventative education as well as rescue tools to those involved in grain production and handling.”

The goal is to have the mobile demonstration unit and the supporting programming ready for November 2016. For more information about the Grain Safety Program, please contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or