Manure Storage and Grain Handling Safety Focus of Rural Ag Safety Conference - UNL CropWatch, 2012

Manure Storage and Grain Handling Safety Focus of Rural Ag Safety Conference - UNL CropWatch, 2012

October 4, 2012

This year’s Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference is focusing on how to put safety research to practice on the farm, particularly in the areas of grain handling and manure storage. Registration is now underway for the Nov. 14-16 conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The event brings together health care professionals, agricultural professionals and engineers, farmers, media, policy makers and researchers to share knowledge and collaborate on social and behavioral changes.

Over the course of the three-day conference, attendees can sit in on a variety of panels and lectures. Many of the talks will concern confined spaces on the farm, particularly grain handling safety and ventilation of manure storage. Pesticide exposure, ATV safety, and general farm safety also are on the program.

The goal of the sessions is to outline various health and safety hazards in agriculture and help producers and professionals learn how to prevent or deal with these problems. The conference also hopes to make attendees more aware of current research in the realm of agricultural safety and health and develop ways to practically apply research to their work.

Registration

To register visit the University of Iowa’s Center for Conferences website or phone 319-335-4141. Registrations are due by Nov. 9.

The registration fee varies from $50 a day for students to $195 for the full three-day conference. The fee includes all materials, instruction, breakfast, and lunch. For more information on the MRASH Conference, visit the Center for Conferences website.

Kristina Jackson
Student Writer