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Manitoba Farmers with Disabilities is dedicated to the education of children to better understand the hazards on the farm and has put the heart of our efforts into providing a childrenís safety program. We have designed showcases to demonstrate to children just how fast an accident can happen. Each showcase is designed with 1/16th scale farm machinery models that really work! The children get a hands-on look at the potential dangers in a safe environment. They learn the best way to stay safe. See our Showcase page for more information on each model.

The Safety Day program allows communities to pull together a number of safety resources for a one-day event that is hands-on, fun and safe for children. They learn safety lessons in a number of areas such as: fire, water, and sun safety. They learn  proper safety around farm animals and machinery. They learn about machine entanglements PTOís, grain suffocations, and electricity safety. Stations are set up in arenas and community centre and small groups of children are given 15 to 20 minutes at each site. At some Safety Days there are as many as 300 children and adults attending.

At each Child Safety program we distribute our Safe Farm Safe Families Colouring book to children under 10 years. This colouring book has received tremendous support from parents, care givers, educators and safety coordinators. They appreciate that our organization is able to provide them free to the communities. The cost of printing the colouring books is generously subsidized by Toews Printing & Office Supply in Carman. We could not cover all the costs without the financial support from the following sponsors: Farm Credit Canada, Monsanto, Bunge, MacDon, and Friesens.

Our new project The Farm Safety Interactive CD/DVD for Children should be available by April 2010. This fun and colourful CD will provide farm families with a educational tool to help teach their children the potential hazards on a farm. We are grateful to the following organizations and business for their generous support:

Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council

Pioneer Hi-Bred

Cargill

Dairy Farmers of Manitoba

Meyer Norris Penny

Manitoba Pork Council

Starbuck Credit Union

Manitoba Farmers with Disabilities is proud to support our communities by attending between 20 to 28 Progressive Agricultural Safety Days as well as 10 to 15 invitations to school events. Education and training in safety means our children will grow to live healthy lives. Our hope is that less injuries and fatalities in the agricultural industry will happen to children.

 

         

       

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