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Drawing contest encourages young Manitobans to learn about farm safety


March 6, 2020
By Top Crop Manager

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SAFE Work Manitoba and the Manitoba Farm Safety Program (FSP) are holding their annual drawing contest for young Manitobans ages six to 12. This contest asks them to draw and submit a picture that shows how to find a safer way when faced with one of four common hazards on the farm: livestock, grain, farm equipment and chemicals.

“SAFE Work Manitoba recognizes the contributions of agriculture in our province’s economy, culture and overall success. Part of that success includes ensuring our next generation of farmers understand common hazards on the farm and what to do if these are encountered,” said Jamie Hall, SAFE Work Manitoba Chief Operating Officer.

“Children often have a fresh perspective when it comes to spotting hazards that experienced farmers accept as part of their regular working environment. As a result, their artwork helps to increase awareness about the risks inherent to farming for both children and adults,” said Thea Green, Manitoba FSP’s program manager.

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The contest runs until April 17, 2020. All eligible entries will be entered in a draw to win an iPad, and drawings will also be chosen for the 2021 Farm Safety calendar. The Farm Safety drawing contest includes resources for anyone willing to help raise awareness of safety on the farm, such as teachers, 4-H leaders and commodity group members. Contact SAFE Work Manitoba to order contest promotion posters, copies of the entry form, a self-addressed envelope to submit entries, and a package of pencil crayons (limit one per organization).

Contest materials are provided free of charge. To order, call 1-855-957-SAFE (7233) or email contest@safeworkmanitoba.ca. For more information about the drawing contest or to download entry forms and other materials, visit the Farm Safety contest website.