Source: CropLife America

CropLife America (CLA) president and CEO Jay Vroom spoke this week on the importance of safety as a key component of modern agricultural stewardship at the 2010 National Agronomic Environmental Health & Safety School, a two-day intensive training and educational event geared specifically toward workers in the agricultural industry. CLA is a sponsor of the annual event and supports developing stewardship opportunities throughout the crop protection industry. The 2010 Safety School takes place Aug. 17-18 in Bloomington, Ill., and includes speakers representing government agencies and industry representatives, all discussing the importance of safety programs associated with delivery of agronomic inputs to American farms.

"CLA is proud to be a steady, longtime sponsor of the Safety School," said Vroom. "And this dedication to supporting farm safety spans the industry, including our association network and organizations such as the Western Plant Health Association and Southern Crop Production Association. Worker safety has always stood as the number one priority for the crop protection industry and since 1978, the Safety School has been the annual event that ties it all together for agronomic products."

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