Ag for Life Programs
In 2015, Ag for Life supported programs reached over 67,000 children, youth and adults across Alberta. Programs include:
The Farm Safety Walkabout is a family activity where parents can guide their family, extended family or even new employees through checklists, discussions and activities focused on farm safety. Find out more here>
Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) is a well-known and highly respected education program currently reaching over 20,000 grade 4 Alberta students annually. Since its inception, CAP has reached more than 570,000 Alberta youth.
CAP is about creating a broader understanding of the food we eat and where it comes from. Students start to understand the value and importance of agriculture in Alberta, the vast opportunities, as well as the people and producers who drive this industry.
Rural and Farm Safety Days brings much-needed safety education to young Albertans who live on, work at or visit farms. These one-day courses take place in schools or other community locations with an interactive array of simulators, activities and demonstrations that students work through. Participants explore a wide range of safety topics including large equipment, chemical, animal, water, powerline, pipeline, sun safety and much more.
Alberta Open Farm Days is where ranchers and farmers invite their urban and rural neighbours to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the people producing their food. The initiative provides valuable opportunities to connect all Albertans to rural life, help them understand where their food comes from, the role agriculture plays in our economy and the incredible opportunities afforded by a strong agricultural industry. In 2015, over 70 farms and ranches welcomed over 10,000 visitors who experienced Alberta agriculture firsthand!
UFA supports additional programs through Ag for Life, such as Little Green Thumbs, City Slickers On-Farm Education, Growing Minds (Neubauer Farms), Barn Yard and Boots Safety Program and the Rollover Simulator Project.
To learn more about Ag for Life, visit