Iowa State University served as the host institution for the 2019 International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health conference from June 24-27.
The Iowa State University committee charged with coordinating the 2019 conference included Gretchen Mosher, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Steve Freeman, University Professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Saxon Ryan, lecturer in agricultural and biosystems engineering. Iowa State ABE faculty worked with colleagues at the University of Iowa, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and ag-safety organizations in Illinois and Iowa to plan and execute the conference.
Nearly 200 attendees from seven countries, five Canadian provinces, and 26 states plus the District of Columbia enjoyed the 2019 ISASH Annual Conference. The four-day conference kicked off with a welcome from Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen and included networking with agricultural safety and health colleagues through round table discussions, research presentations, and agricultural-themed tours to Maytag Blue Cheese Dairy, Jasper Winery, Meredith Publications, John Deere, and Living History Farms.
Local sponsors of the event included John Deere, CHS, the Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa State’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach, and Iowa State’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.