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ADM Agri-Industries Brings Student Safety Program to Lloydminster-Area Schools

04/30/2012
Program Educates Students about Potential Outdoor Hazards

LLOYDMINSTER, AB, May 1, 2012 – ADM Agri-Industries Company has partnered with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, in conjunction with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, to bring Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® to 1,500 children in Lloydminster-area schools in May. The goal of the program is to educate fourth and fifth grade students about the importance of agricultural and outdoor safety as well as good health.

“ADM is committed to being involved in the communities where we live and work, and safety is an ADM priority,” said JP Montalvo, manager of ADM Agri-Industries at Lloydminster. “We are happy to partner with the Progressive Agricultural Safety Foundation to help keep the children in our community safer outdoors.”

Leaders from the surrounding community, including ADM Agri-Industries employees, will help educate children on crucial safety-related topics. The program covers more than 25 different subject areas, ranging from animal and grain safety to healthy lifestyles and hidden hazards on the farm.

The following communities will participate in the program over six days: Big River, Canwood, Cut Knife, Lloydminster, Marsden, Neilburg, Paradise Hill, Shellbrook, St. Paul, St. Walburg, Turtleford and Wainwright.

“The one-day safety programs are age-appropriate, hands-on, fun and safe for children,” Montalvo added. “The mission is simple – to make outdoor activities safer and healthier for children through education and training.”

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® was created because each year there are many tragic farm-related injuries and deaths that could have been prevented by following simple safety precautions.

For more information about the Progressive Agricultural Safety Foundation, visithttp://www.progressiveag.org/

 

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