Press Release •  2021-06-08

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and Corteva Agriscience Canada enhance rural community safety through BeGrainSafe collaboration

Winnipeg, MB, June 8, 2021 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and Corteva Agriscience Canada are pleased to announce their continued collaboration to enhance rural community safety through BeGrainSafe’s grain safety program through 2022.

The program, designed to save lives, provides rural fire departments with the training and specialized equipment needed to safely rescue individuals who become trapped in grain. Grain entrapment is extremely dangerous for the victim and the rescuers but with the right training and equipment, the chances of a positive outcome are significantly increased.

Since the inception of the BeGrainSafe program, Corteva has been a generous sponsor, enabling CASA to build the BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration unit and develop educational resources. With this investment from Corteva, it is the second year the organization is specifically supporting rural firefighter training and supplying the specialized equipment needed for grain entrapment extractions.

Corteva’s generosity has already enabled donations of GSI RES-Q-TUBEs and a Haul-ALL pencil augers for eligible rural fire departments possible in the communities of Leamington, Rosemont, Ontario; Olds and Magrath, Alberta; Milestone and Tribune, Saskatchewan; and most recently, Carman, Manitoba. For the remainder of 2021, Corteva will support both training and supplying rescue equipment to an additional six fire departments in the Prairie provinces.

“Corteva Agriscience’s support continues to positively impact the safety of farmers, farm families and farm workers through their support of BeGrainSafe,” says Andrea Lear, CASA’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to continue our relationship with Corteva in 2021 and 2022, and, in turn, bring life-saving training and equipment to Canadians.”

“Investing in the safety of rural Canadian communities and those working in agriculture is part of our purpose of enriching lives for generations to come,” said Bryce Eger, President, Corteva Agriscience Canada. “We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association by supporting the BeGrainSafe program through 2022.”

For more information about BeGrainSafe, including firefighter training, please visit casa-acsa.ca/grain or Contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or info@casa-acsa.ca

About CASA

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.

About Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019 and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com

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