The Lacombe County is encouraging farmers to take care of themselves as well as their fields this year with their annual Spring Tune Up: Health and Safety Fair on April 1st. This will be the fifth year of hosting the event which will feature a variety of different booths, door prizes, and much more.

“Lacombe County really values the safety and health of their residents. We just want to make a one stop shop for them to go learn about health and safety things that they've never really thought of before. There's so many resources out in our community that just nobody knows about,” said Jalene Makus, Agriculture Coordinator.

Here’s a look at the organziations which will be on site for the event:

  • Ag Safety Center
  • Wolf Creek Primary Care Network
  • Living Sounds
  • Building Bridges to Health Naturally
  • Lacombe Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)
  • Jo(e) Social Media
  • Just Safety PPE
  • Lacombe County Peace Officers
  • AG Safe Alberta
  • Alberta Mental Health
  • Sustainable Farm Families

Makus wants people in the community to know and understand that there are several resources available for those struggling with mental health in the community as well.

“With COVID being over and it was hard on lots of us. Mental health is really making a breakthrough right now. We're just we're really realizing how actually, how important it is. It's just as important as your physical health. There are so many resources in town for your mental health it's one thing we all have in common. We all need to take care of our mental health,” said Makus.

In addition to mental health supports, there will also be several resources to help improve physical safety as well. She says the event is focused on you and your needs for safety and health.

“Our society  is go, go, go all the time. It's nice to just have a one stop shop just see all things you need to consider before you get busy, back in the field, or whatever your occupation is,” said Makus.

The event is completely free of charge and will be held on Friday, April 1st from 10AM to 3PM.