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efforts are made possible by you! We could not function without the support
of private donations, sponsorships from committed businesses, gift-in-kind
contributions and the many, many dedicated hours put in by our members and
to give! Your support and feedback provides us the knowledge and tools needed to
reach as many people as possible and spread our message.
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Farmers with Disabilities (MFWD) began
1989 a group of farm families met together to share their experiences on how
they managed to continue farming after a serious injury and/or loss of a limb.
They all shared the experience first-hand how the loss of a loved one due to a
farming incident, or a lifetime of coping with a disability affect the whole
family. They wanted to get the message out so that it wouldn’t happen to others.
They began to meet regularly to help encourage each other, share stories and
learn how to cope with their injuries and continue farming as they’ve done
years, the group began receiving requests to speak at public engagements and
local schools about farm safety. They shared their stories on how their injuries
happened and how they began modifying their own farm tools to perform the same
tasks they had done before.
the group shared their experiences with more people, they found that there was a
growing need for taking farm safety more seriously. In order to help prevent
similar experiences such as theirs from happening to others, they worked to
become a resource center for Health and Safety. In November of 1998, based out
of Elm Creek, Manitoba, they formed the Board of Directors and hired a employee
to oversee the events and fundraising of the organization.
is a registered non-profit organization, whose purpose is to create and promote
initiatives, education and awareness for the Agriculture community. With the
help from our active members from across Manitoba, they are working to improve
the educational programs and workshops to help farm families and their