Cargill Cares about Farm Safety

WINNIPEG, April 26 /CNW/ - Cargill Limited is proud to announce they are partnering with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to be the core supporter of seven Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® this year in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Alongside CASA, Cargill is covering the cost of training, Canadian administration and resource development for seven Canadian Safety Days in 2011 in the prairies and Ontario - an investment of almost $20,000.

"This is a first for Cargill and for Safety Days in Canada" said Neil Sabourin, National Manager, Cargill Farm Logics.  Our commitment is to provide safe workplaces and safe products, to protect the environment and to be responsible citizens in the communities in which we operate. Educating kids on the importance of farm safety is of utmost importance for us.  We feel as though this opportunity to work so closely with CASA aligns naturally with our vision," added Sabourin.

Cargill employees will be present during their local Safety Days acting as volunteers and ambassadors for farm safety.

Cargill's support this year has significantly increased the number of Safety Days in Canada.  This year there are 63 Days set for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; involving 12,000 rural youth and almost 3,000 volunteers.

For more information on the Canadian Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® visit http://www.casa-acsa.ca/english/safetydays.html.  For information about Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, go to www.progressiveag.org or email safetyday@progressiveag.org.

About Cargill
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.

About Cargill in Canada
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cargill Limited employs over 10,000 people across Canada and has business interests in meat, egg and oilseed processing, animal feed, salt, chocolate, natural gas, crop inputs, as well as grain handling, merchandising and milling.  For more information, visit www.cargill.ca

About CASA
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and workers.  CASA's long term objective is to ensure that no one is hurt farming.

About Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program was founded by The Progressive Farmer magazine in 1995 in the U.S. Supported by the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, the program trains and provides the resources local communities need to conduct one-day safety programs that are age-appropriate, hands-on, fun, and safe for children 4 - 7 or 8 to 13.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® are conducted in the United States, Canada and the U.S. territories.  The mission of the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® is simple - to make farm and ranch life safer and healthier for all children through education and training.

SOURCE Cargill Limited

For further information:

Brigitte Burgoyne, 204-947-6187Brigitte_Burgoyne@cargill.com

Diane Wreford, 204-275-8874, dwreford@casa-acsa.ca

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