Safety Is A Fertile Topic

Fertilizer industry leaders are increasing their strong support of a national ag safety program.

Agrium, Inc., has increased its support and Terra Industries, Inc. and Lange-Stegmann Co. are new financial contributors to the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, part of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF).

In 2007, Safety Days reached more than 76,000 children and adults during a record 350 local events, where participants learned how to be safe and healthy on farms, ranches and at home.

The work of PAF closely ties to the "Shelter-in-Place" safety efforts of Agrium, Inc. "Shelter-in-Place" helps educate people of the steps to take during a hazardous materials emergency. In addition to financial support of Safety Day events, Agrium also is one of five sponsors of PAF’s new methamphetamine awareness curriculum.

"Terra makes safety a top priority in our own manufacturing facilities, and we’re very pleased to participate in a program with such a vital mission – promoting the safety and welfare of our farmer customers and their families," said Joe Ewing, vice president, Investor Relations & Human Resources.

Lange-Stegmann Co., St. Louis, Mo., the parent of AGROTAIN International, shares this philosophy and commitment to safety. "We are honored to help an organization dedicated to the safety of children and the hard-working people in the agriculture community. They are our friends, family, customers and neighbors and safety is important as they perform an essential and sometimes dangerous job," says Michael D. Stegmann, president.

The Foundation’s mission is to make farm and ranch life safer and healthier for all children through education and training. Individuals and organizations interested in supporting this worthwhile effort or in hosting a Safety Day should call 888-257-3529 or visit for more information. Safety Day applications are due each July 15 for Safety Days that will be conducted the following calendar year.

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