The online resource provides lots of information and interactive material, CASA said. It includes colouring sheets, a grain safety game and a video series on safety and health-related activities.

CASA develops online tool to help families with farm safety

There’s an expectation that there will be more children on the farm this year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The Canadian Agriculture Safety Association and BASF are digitally expanding farm safety resources for children. The new resource comes as the COVID-19 pandemic affects family life. With kids at home because of school closures, it’s expected more will be involved in activities on the farm, said Wayne Barton, the manager of research […] Read more

Michael Taschuk, chief technology officer and founder of G2V, with Ryan Tucker, chief executive officer, talk at the G2V production facility.

G2V Optics shows power of light with new ag technology

The company’s lighting can help grow high value, rare crops in indoor vertical farms

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – A quickly growing Canadian tech company is set to expand its agricultural platform, using the power of light to help the industry diversify. G2V Optics is launching perihelion light systems, and planned to present it at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco on March 17-18, although the summit was cancelled […] Read more

Labour shortages and high turnover are key challenges faced in the agriculture industry.

Study finds burnout a real risk for producers

The Ontario study found that community involvement improved farmers’ mental health

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Many farmers in Canada are on the verge of burnout, according to a study, putting them at risk of developing chronic diseases and mental health challenges. The new study, conducted by the University of Guelph in Ontario, found that nearly half of participants felt ineffective, disengaged or overextended. Why it matters: Stressed […] Read more

Kyle Koshalek, a research co-ordinator associate with the National Farm Medicine Center, shows new online tools that can help farmers reduce hazards on their farms.

Online tools help analyze farm hazards

The programs were developed in the U.S. with help from firefighters, who are usually first on the scene of an accident

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Firefighters and first responders have joined with farmers in the United States to release a slate of new programs that can address hazards. The online tools, which can also be accessed in Canada, include a checklist and a pre-plan map for emergency situations. Why it matters: Agriculture is a dangerous occupation, so […] Read more

The recently completed project took nearly five years of work after researchers combed through data and uncovered new compounds.

New Canadian research finds 168 new milk compounds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Researchers have created what they call an encyclopedia of milk, launching a new database that uncovers more than 2,000 compounds in the popular beverage. The University of Alberta project, which was recently completed, took nearly five years of work after researchers combed through data and uncovered new compounds. “It was a tremendous […] Read more