Midwest rural ag safety and health conference, Nov. 14-16

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The Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health (MRASH) conference will be held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 14-16. The conference will provide updated information on agricultural and rural safety and health and strengthen collaborative efforts among researchers, practitioners, agricultural producers and medical professionals.

Day 1 of the conference will include sessions on: Pesticide exposure, ATV/roadway safety, Confined spaces, Respiratory protection, Models of prevention, Interventions, and Farm safety. Days 2 and 3 will focus on Confined space hazards: Grain safety- including a field demonstration at Amana Farms. 

MRASH connects researchers, practitioners and producers to form a cooperative network to disseminate knowledge, implement interventions, and create social and behavioral change.

The intended audience is health care professionals; agricultural safety and occupational health and environmental health professionals; educators; agricultural engineers; commodity group representatives; farmers; employers of migrant farm workers; media and local, state and national policy makers.

Registration Fees:

$195 Full Registration – Wednesday Morning to Friday Noon

$175 Two Day Registration—Wednesday/Thursday or Thursday/Friday

$125 One Day Registration – Wednesday or Thursday

$50/day Student (must show student ID) or Independent Producer

Pre-registration is requested. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 9.

Registration fees include all program materials, instruction, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. All registration fees must be paid in advance of the conference. Additional details and registration are available online

Payment methods: check or credit card.

Mail to: UI Center for Conferences 250 CEF Iowa City, IA 52242 FAX: 319-335-4039

For registration questions, contact Kelly Flinn at 319-335-4105 or kelly-flinn@uiowa.edu

For program questions contact Gayle Olson at 319-931-1351 or gayle-olson@uiowa.edu


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