University of Illinois Extension

Using History and Accomplishments to Plan for the Future:

A Summary of 15 Years in Agricultural Safety and Health and Action Steps for Future Directions

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Purpose of the Conference

To present diverse views on the broad array of agricultural safety and health issues. These presentations, and attendant discussion, will provide the basis for a consensus building process to publish a document on agricultural safety and health that will summarize recent past activities, describe progress, identify gaps and needs, anticipate changes, make recommendations for future action for the public record, and serve as a resource in national policy discussions.

Intended Audience

Includes public and private agricultural safety and health researchers, educators, and programmers and cooperative extension personnel. Also targeted are representatives of: agricultural equipment manufactures; related local, state, and federal governmental agencies; public health agencies and organizations; medical and emergency medical service providers and educators; farmers; and seasonal and migrant farmworkers.

For further conference information:

Dr. Robert "Chip" Petrea

Sponsoring organizations

  • ASH-NET (Agricultural Safety and Health Network)
  • Carle's Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety
  • Eastern Washington University Center for Farm Health and Safety
  • Farm Foundation
  • John Deere Foundation
  • National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
  • Occupational and Environmental Education and Research Center, Great Lakes Centers for Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • University of Illinois Extension
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office of Continuing Education
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

ASH-NET Participants

  • Bob Aherin, University of Illinois
  • Chip Petrea, University of Illinois
  • Pam Elkind, Eastern Washington University
  • Sister Gail Grimes, Farmworker Association of Florida
  • Susan Jones, Western Kentucky University
  • Tracy Keninger, Easter Seals of Iowa
  • Suzanne Mason, Emory University
  • John May, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH)
  • Bob McKnight, Southeast National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Agricultural Center
  • Marge Niedda, CATA
  • Teresa Niedda, Farmworker Association of Florida

Project Ad Hoc Advisory Committee

  • David Hansen, Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
  • Eric Hallman, National Institute for Farm Safety (NIFS)
  • Kelly Donham, University of Iowa
  • Bill Field, Purdue University
  • David Hard, National Institute for occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • Barbara Lee, National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Safety and Health (NCCRASH)
  • Murray Madsen, Deere and Co.
  • Becky Meyer, National FFA
  • Dennis Murphy, Penn State University
  • Steve Olenchock, NIOSH
  • Risto Rautiainen, University of Iowa
  • Brad Rein, USDA
  • Susan Reynolds, Progressive Farmer
  • Lorann Stallones, Colorado State University
  • Don Villarejo, University of California-Davis