February Monthly Insight

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Balance Newsletter

Check out the February 2019 Balance newsletter by Morneau Shepell for tips on family, health and more!

January Monthly Insight

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Balance Newsletter

Check-out the December 2018 Balance newsletter from Morneau Shepell! Lots of great tips on family life, health and more!

December Monthly Insight

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Winter Farm Safety Tips

We all know that winter weather in Nova Scotia can be unpredictable. Check out the tips below on staying safe while farming in the winter months.

Calendar and Video 2018 Contest Winners

Congratulations to all of our talented winners!!

Check out the winning videos on our Farm Safety YouTube channel and keep an eye on our social media to learn how you can get your own Farm Safety Nova Scotia 2019 Calendar featuring all the winning drawings!!

Calendar Drawing Contest Winners

Carson, 5, Cumberland County

Carrie, 7, Cumberland County

Michael, 7, Yarmouth County

Courtney, 9, Hants County

Taylor, 9, Digby County

Alaura, 10, Annapolis County

Ashley, 10, Hants County

Cameron, 10, Yarmouth County

Kyle, 10, Colchester County

Emily, 11, Hants County

Wyatt, 13, Yarmouth County


Video Contest Winners

1st Prize– Laura, 16, Lunenburg County

2nd Prize– Lucas, 9, Lunenburg County

FSNS Welcomes New Board Members

At the close of the Farm Safety Nova Scotia Annual Meeting held on November 30th at the Glengarry Best Western, two new directors were elected to the Board on 3-year terms, Katie Keddy and Leonie DeWaal. Lauren Park was appointed as the 2019 NSFA Executive Representative.

Leaving the board on completion of their terms are Donna Langille and Brenna Koneczny, along with Amanda Eisses, as past NSFA Executive Rep. We thank all three for their contributions to the organization!

Following the Annual Meeting, the Board held its restructure meeting. Elected officers for the upcoming year are David Powers, President; David Newcombe, Vice-President; and Lloyd Dyck, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. Trevor Forbes remains on the Board as Past President.
With a great group of Directors, we are looking forward to working on your behalf to support safe, healthy and productive farms!


Our Annual Meeting was held in Truro on November 30th. Although our keynote speaker, Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton’s flight to Nova Scotia was cancelled, that didn’t stop her from giving an excellent presentation, via Skype. Highlighting her research on mental health in Canadian agriculture, Andria also provided strategies to support the wellness of our farmers.
Through Andria, we learned that farmers today are struggling with issues relating to stress, anxiety and low resilience. This information was collected through the National Survey on Mental Health in Canadian Agriculture, which was sent out to farmers from all commodities across Canada in 2015-2016. Andria and her team at the University of Guelph, are working on a mental health literacy support program tailored specifically to farmers, called “In the Know”, to support the results of her research. It is expected to be released the summer of 2019 and we will keep you updated on the program!
The FSNS business meeting was held following Andria’s presentation with highlights of last year’s activities. Highlights included increasing and updating our communication channels, launching our “One Road” road safety campaign and announcing and showcasing our “Prevent Harm on the Farm” video contest winners! Moving forward, we are working on creating new tools and resources to support our members as well as continuing our training and workshop initiatives. This includes hosting a workshop for Canadian Agriculture Safety Week, which runs March 10 – 16. Stay tuned for updates on this workshop!
We were pleased to have Marcel Hacault, the Executive Director of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), to provide us with an update on campaigns and initiatives taking place at the National level, which include: Ag Safety Week, BeGrainSafe, Progressive Ag Safety Days and the Back to Ag Program.
Thank you to all who attended our AGM, and if you happened to miss it, just check out our Annual Report for the highlights. We look forward to the next year of providing farm safety support to our members and hope to see you all at next year’s annual meeting!

November Monthly Insight

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  1. Substance Abuse in the Workplace

    March 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. What keeps you up at night? Making safety part of the way you do business

    March 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  3. What keeps you up at night? Making safety part of the way you do business

    March 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Gear Up for Ag Health and Safety 1:00pm – 4:00pm

    March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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