Feb 21, 2022Agricultural Safety Summit planned by industry group
Registration is open for the North American Agricultural Safety Summit (March 28-30), an in-person, 1.5 day meeting where participants will learn from agricultural producers about proven safety strategies that result in cost savings and improved employee morale.
he summit will take place at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, hosted by the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA). The summit is designed for risk managers, agricultural industry leaders, researchers, educators, government officials and others interested in improving worker safety in one of the nation’s most hazardous industries.
- Kristi Boswell, Alston & Bird, advises and advocates for agricultural and food clients on complex regulatory and legislative issues. Boswell is a former ASHCA Board member who previously served as a senior official at the USDA and the White House, and advocated for farmers in her role at American Farm Bureau Federation. Boswell will address, “Ag Labor Public Policy: Current Issues Affecting Worker Well-being.”
- Natalie Roy, executive director, AgriSafe Network, “Agricultural/Rural Public Health: preparing for the next pandemic.”
- Brad Guse, senior vice president, agribusiness banking, BMO Harris Bank N.A., “Ag Finances: impacts on health and safety.”
- Emily Buckman, director, Congressional relations, American Farm Bureau Federation, “Rural Mental Health: opportunities for helping.”
The agenda also features lightning talks, poster sessions, awards and panel speakers addressing key and emerging topics:
- Ag Labor Public Policy
- Emerging technologies
- Ag Business Policies and Protocols with Proven Track Records
- Ag Workforce: How to become a trusted, destination employer for migrant/seasonal workers
- Rural Mental Health
- Rural Public Health: Preparing for the next pandemic
- Ag Finances: Impacts on health and safety
- The Global Future of Ag Production