The 2016 Census of Agriculture reports there were more farmers over 70 than under the age of 35.
Manitoba Farm Safey Program communications co-ordinator Renee Simcoe says the possibility of accident or injury rises after the age of 60.
"Physical limitations start to show up as we start to age. We have medications for various health conditions. We want to promote that being aware of those things are important to lower the risk of injury while doing farm work."
Everyone ages at a different rate and it's important to assess one's abilities.
"It seems like people feel they need to own more land to keep up, but maybe they can't afford to hire more people to help them work that land or have more animals to keep up with the market. Folks are still trying to do a lot of things on their own and that continues on into their senior years."
It is important to replenish energy by getting proper rest, taking breaks and considering slowing down at times.
"You need to be able to react because every day in farming is completely different. Farming is considered high-risk work because of the inconsistent nature of the job. You can't predict what is going to happen on a daily basis."
And a lifetime of wear and tear on the body can also be an issue.
"If you had an injury when you were younger, it may not show signs until later years. It's not necessarily something you've done that day or the month before, it could be something that happened years ago."