Calgary, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is thrilled to relaunch its popular BASF Safety Scouts program in 2022, bringing the successful initiative back for a second season in support of safety at the farm for children and their families. Last year’s initiative was a great success and sparked the interest of farm families from coast to coast, including:
- More than 2,000 BASF Safety Scout kits requested and distributed in 2021.
- 564 Canadian communities were reached, and families from nine provinces signed up to receive the kits.
BASF’s Safety Scouts program engages young children in a fun and interactive way by inviting them to act as safety ambassadors on the family farm. Two thousand BASF Safety Scout kits will be offered free this season to farm families across Canada while supplies last.
“At BASF, we believe in supporting the long-term health and safety of Canada’s farming communities, a value shared by our network of growers, retailers and industry partners,” said Nicole. McAuley, communications and public affairs manager at BASF. Farm Solutions Canada. “Beyond our product range and agronomic expertise, BASF is committed to helping make farms a safer place to live and work. In 2021, our Safety Scouts program has been an invaluable tool for families, and we are excited to welcome more participants to our growing network of over 2,000 children, who are committed to helping shape a bright future for the Canadian agriculture.
As part of the toolkit, program participants will receive materials designed to combine farm safety with the benefits of childhood play, including:
- CSA Z96-15 Compliant Adjustable Child Safety Vest
- Customizable name badge
- Safety themed activity and coloring sheets
- BASF Safety Scouts Award Badge
- Official BASF Safety Scouts Membership Certificate
How to play safely on the farm is one of the most important lessons a child can learn. BASF’s Safety Scouts program was born out of a desire to keep farm safety top of mind for parents and guardians and to instill the values of safety in children from an early age. The kits provide children with the tools to develop life habits and fundamental skills through hands-on play. Participants are encouraged to interact with each other and share photos, videos, drawings and safety tips by tagging @BASFAgSolutions on Twitter using the hashtag #BASFSafetyScouts.
“I’m grateful for programs that promote farm safety, like BASF’s Safety Scouts program,” said Codie Nagy, a farmer from Ogema, Saskatchewan. “My two children, especially my son, love being on the farm and Safety Scouts is a great way for them to think safely while there. The activities are fun and they really appreciated the safety vests. It’s a great way for them to get more involved while having safety first.
BASF Safety Scouts signals an extension of BASF’s ongoing commitment to building safe and healthy communities across Canada, especially farm safety. Long-time sponsor of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and proud supporter of Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®, BASF has developed additional resources as part of the BASF and CASA Kids Safety Hub. To learn more about when Progressive Agriculture Safety Days will be taking place in your area or to access more farm safety resources, please visit: casa-acsa.ca/en/resources/for-kids/.
“The commitment to improving the culture of safety on the farm, keeping children and their parents safe, and ensuring that generations of family farms thrive and succeed is what programs like Kids Safety are all about. Hub and the Safety Scout program,” said Andrea Lear of CASA. Chief executive officer. “It’s through organizations like BASF that CASA can work toward these real and lasting changes in farm safety.”
To learn more about the BASF Safety Scouts program and to sign up for a free kit, please visit BASF | Our Stories – Safety Scouts.
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About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions Division
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, has more than 625 employees who work in one of three production facilities in Canada, including: Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Regina, or in one of many research farms in the Canadian prairies. Agriculture Solutions is the largest division of BASF Canada Inc., working closely with the regional Agriculture Solutions team, collaborating in the research and development of products that benefit North American growers. To learn more about BASF Canada Ag Solutions, visit www.agsolutions.ca or follow us on Twitterwww.twitter.com/BASFAgSolutions.
Agriculture is fundamental to providing enough healthy and affordable food to a rapidly growing population while reducing environmental impacts. By working with partners and agricultural experts and incorporating sustainability criteria into all business decisions, we help farmers create a positive impact in sustainable agriculture. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline, linking innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our portfolio includes specifically selected plant seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, solutions for soil management, plant health, pest control and digital agriculture. With expert teams in the lab, in the field, in the office and in production, we strive to strike the right balance for success – for farmers, agriculture and future generations. In 2021, our division achieved a turnover of 8.2 billion euros. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or one of our social media channels.
BASF Canada Inc., headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has more than 1,200 employees in production facilities and offices located across Canada. BASF Canada is a subsidiary of BASF SE and a subsidiary of BASF Corporation. To learn more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit www.basf.com/ca or follow us on Twitterwww.twitter.com/basfcanada.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American subsidiary of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/ us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees of the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in almost every industry and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition and Care, and Agricultural Solutions. BASF achieved sales of 78.6 billion euros in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. More information at www.basf.com.
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