Tuesday, November 14
|8:00-9:00 am||Registration, exhibit setup|
|9:00 – 9:15||Welcome by GPCAH Director Renée Anthony, PhD, CIH, CSP|
Integrating Agricultural Safety and Health into Best Business Practices Dick Wittman, MBA, Idaho Rancher & Farm Business Consultant
Dick Wittman is former manager and board chair of a 20,000-acre crop, cattle and timber operation in Idaho and also provides consulting services on a part‑time basis to agri-businesses and farmer/ranchers. After receiving degrees in Ag Economics from the University of Idaho and an MBA from the University of Utah, Wittman worked for the Farm Credit System from 1972-1980 concluding his lending career with the Farm Credit Administration in Washington, D. C., where he supervised Farm Credit operations covering 17 states in the East, mid‑West, and Southern U. S.
|10:15 – 10:45||Break|
|10:45 – 12:00||
Panel: Perspectives on Best Business Practices Integrating Ag Safety and Health
Moderator Ellen Duysen, Coordinator, CS-CASH.
· Mary Foley Balvanz, MS, Leadership Training Manager, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
· Mike Keenan, Area Senior Vice President of Loss Control, Arthur J Gallagher & Co
· Gretchen Mosher,MS, PhD, Ag & Biosystems Engineering, ISU
· Dick Wittman, MBA, Wittman Consulting
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Lunch. Special lunch space for students and agricultural safety and health career representatives.|
|1:00 – 2:00||First round of breakout sessions
|2:00 – 2:15||Break|
|2:15 – 3:15||Second round of breakout sessions
|3:15 – 3:30||Break|
|3:30 – 4:30||Third round of breakout sessions: Roundtables
|4:30 – 6:00||Poster Session Reception: hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live music by Marc Janssen and Merle Hall. Followed by dinner on your own|
Wednesday, November 15
|8:45 – 9:35||Concurrent Panels|
|9:35-9:45||Break and Move into Table Groups|
|9:45 – 11:00||
Getting Your Message Out: Crafting Effective Messages: Linda E. Laine, Ph.D,
Communication Studies Chair, Central College
|11:00 – 11:10||Break|
|11:10 – 11:30||I-CASH Youth Grant and Hall of Fame Awards|
Immigrant Farm Worker Health Issues: Mark Grey and Michele Devlin
Mark A. Grey, Ph.D. is Professor of Applied Anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), and Chair of the new BAS program in Tactical Emergency Services with Vulnerable Populations. He is also Adjunct Research Professor with the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and a specialist in mass human migration and emergency response. Dr. Grey is founder of the UNI New Iowan’s Center, an award-winning program that provides technical assistance and training to law enforcement agencies, intelligence units, emergency managers and emergency medical personnel dealing with the unique challenges associated with influxes of immigrant and refugee newcomers.
Dr. Michele Devlin is Professor of Global Public Health, Chair of the Division of Health Promotion and Education, and Co-Director of the BAS in Tactical Emergency Services with Vulnerable Populations program at the University of Northern Iowa. She is also founder of the Iowa Center on Health Disparities there, a model organization established by the National Institutes of Health to improve health equity for underserved populations, and Director of the UNI Global Health Corps humanitarian relief organization.
|12:30 – 1:15||Luncheon|
|1:15 – 5:00||Choose one of two in-depth workshops:
AgrAbility Worksite Assessment Training:
Agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic conditions may need assistive technology or modifications to their worksites to continue their operation. The Worksite Assessment training will take place at JVM Cattle Company in Pella, IA, focusing on the review of the worksite based upon the disability experienced and the assistive technology and modifications that could create a safe and accessible worksite.
Any adaptations proposed also need to be reviewed for the potential of secondary injury.
Join Dr. Shawn Ehlers, Assistive Technology Professional from Purdue University’s Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department as we explore a farm, looking at potential challenges for an individual with disabilities, and the potential modifications and assistive technology that may be available to resolve those challenges.
Basic Strategies for Farm Related Emergencies: