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Midwest Rural Ag Safety and Health Conference slated

This year, Midwest Rural Ag Safety and Health  conference (MRASH) focuses on the future as farmers emerge into a changing world affected by supply chain and worker shortages, and ongoing changes in the climate, the economy, and technology.

The hybrid conference, featuring a keynote presentation by Matt Russell, State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency, will take place at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Nov. 16 -17.

Participants can attend either in person or virtually.

Farmers, students, frontline healthcare workers and vocational ag teachers qualify for a greatly discounted registration fee.

A free pre-conference “train-the-trainer” workshop dedicated to respiratory fit testing will also take place on Nov. 15 from 2:30-5:00 PM. Find more details and register for the event at the MRASH conference website.

Russell’s presentation will explore the changing trends affecting the future of agriculture. Ahna Kruzic, Association Director of the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation, located in Minneapolis, will lead the discussion panel focusing on the important health and safety implications of these trends.

Day two of the conference features over 20 presenters describing their research and outreach projects on a wide variety of agricultural safety and health topics. The conference will close with an awards luncheon and capstone discussion session.

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