How We Do It
Ag for Life is a charitable organization dedicated to building a greater understanding and appreciation of agriculture and its fundamental connection to life.
We are ALL Agriculture
Agriculture is critical to every aspect of life, whether you are a city-dweller, a canola-grower, rancher, or tend to a backyard garden. It is the foundation of Alberta’s society and economy, and it is our mission to help Albertans understand the incredible depth and opportunity that agriculture affords.
Since 2011, Agriculture for Life (Ag for Life) has played a vital role in educating Albertans about agriculture, food, farming and safety. Working in collaboration with agriculture and education communities, Ag for Life develops, expands and offers hands-on educational programming to children, youth and adults throughout the province and beyond via virtual learning classrooms and other digital assets.
We believe everyone should understand and appreciate where their food comes from, and that those farm families working hard to produce our food stay safe and injury free.
Ag for Life supports the agriculture community by providing agriculture education throughout Alberta.
If you eat, wear clothes, or live in a house, you are a part of agriculture. Agriculture plays a critical role in everyone’s lives and we believe everyone should understand this connection and their influence on the industry as consumers. This is agriculture literacy.
Agriculture literacy is about understanding the connections between agriculture and the environment, food, energy, animals, society, economy, science, and technology. We are ALL agriculture.
To increase agriculture literacy, Ag for Life supports and delivers educational programming to children, youth, and adults across the province with the goal of building a genuine understanding of agriculture and where food comes from.
We believe anyone who gets to work, grow up on or visit a farm is blessed. Agriculture is full of possibilities. However we know it can be a dangerous occupation for primary producers and their families.
The goal of Ag for Life is to greatly reduce the number of farm injury and fatalities by providing educational safety programming to rural Albertan’s of all ages.
At Ag for Life, we deliver hands-on rural and farm safety education programs to children, youth and farm families across Alberta to help raise awareness and understanding about the importance of implementing safe practices on the farm.
Each year, we reach thousands of farm families through our programs, encouraging them to have more conversations about the hazards on their farm and to manage those risks by implementing safety measures.
Together, we can create a culture of safety on the farm and ensure that farm families who work hard to grow our food remain safe and injury free.
Reaching over 90,000 Albertans last year in over 300 communities, Ag for Life continues to expand its programming.
We bring agriculture to life.
We’re in it for Life!