This project was based on an identified need for emerging and existing agricultural producers to access timely and relevant information on farm safety. The project was implemented to reach farmers in the agricultural sector and students in the School of Agriculture who are potential new entrants into agriculture and will be the next generation of farmers in Manitoba
The Introduction to Farm Safety course has been offered since 2013 to agricultural diploma students at the University of Manitoba and was re-developed for 2015 to be taught in a blended learning delivery format. In the blended program, part of the course is taught in a face-to-face classroom setting and the rest is completed in an online environment. The blended format acted as a stepping-stone as the Introduction to Farm Safety course was converted to an online course that will be offered to students starting January 2016.