Webinar Mini-Series: Farm Safety

Farm Safety Webinar Mini-Series: Get 2 webinars for the price of 1!

Webinar 1 (pre-recorded): Silage Safety: Send Everyone Home Safe

This webinar was presented by Connie Kuber, co-owner of Connor Agriscience and Sealpro Silage Barrier Film and is now recorded.

Webinar 1 Summary: Farm work can be divided into two categories: everyday chores and eventful seasonal work. The ritual of everyday chores can lead to complacency, and during the once or twice a year seasonal events (like harvest), we perform unpracticed, out-of-the-ordinary jobs, facing more unfamiliar dangers. Farm life is wrought with safety risks, resulting in something as simple as cuts and bruises, and as tragic as death. Gather around with your family and employees to learn how to lessen the dangers of working with silage from harvest to feedout. This webinar features safe harvest planning and silage management for all ages, with special emphasis on children and young adults. Learn new strategies to send everyone home safe.

Webinar 2: People First for Healthy Agriculture: Managing Risk

This webinar will be presented by Megan Schossow, Director of Outreach & Center Coordinator, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH), on Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST.

Webinar 2 Summary: A key component to sustainable and thriving agriculture are healthy people and animals. The farm and agricultural sites are a dreamy and dangerous workplace, and yet people are the most important resource in ag. This presentation will take an applied approach to thinking about key hazards in dairies, and everyone will walk away with tools, experts and resources to support dairy workers, families and communities. We will break down the hierarchy of controls and apply it so that participants can have healthy people and animals on the farm.

Call in, watch online OR listen when you can! We record and hold all webinars for one month for members to watch when it suits them! You must still register by the deadline below to watch the webinars live or on your own time.

*Limited space available – register early to reserve your spot! Deadline to register for this mini-series is Tuesday, August 31st, 11:59pm CST.

Speaker Bios:

Connie Kuber is a silage safety advocate and co-owner of Connor Agriscience and Sealpro® Silage Barrier Film. She grew up on a small Southeast Minnesota dairy farm and was lucky to have brothers that would climb the silo when it plugged. She’s lived in California for nearly 40 years, working in genetics, freelance writing, and for the past 25 years, has been in business with her husband, Ron, helping farmers make and manage silage. Her work with large farms coupled with her younger years of small farm life gives her a unique understanding of both, and a deep appreciation for families and employees who work amid farm safety risks every day. Connor (a combination of their names) is an education company first, teaching correct harvest strategy and silage management, resulting in more, better, and safer silage. Connie and Ron introduced oxygen barrier technology to the western US 15 years ago and worked closely with Dr. Keith Bolsen, whose passion was silage safety. Sealpro® is their own brand of film. Connie is currently President of the Bolsen Safety Foundation, serves on the Dairy Girl Network Board of Directors, and the advisory council for Clovis FFA. She and Ron have three grown children. Connie spends her free time training her labrador retriever Amazing Grace, sailing, and authoring biographies.

Megan Schossow is the Outreach Director and Center Coordinator for the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center based in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, where she has worked extensively in outreach and community engagement and emerging issues since 2017. Her background areas of expertise include agronomy and policy analysis, and she holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Minnesota. She implements the health and safety outreach program, which prioritizes research to practice and the One Health model. She has previously worked as an agronomist, in government relations and state government, and with her family who farm in Southeast Minnesota.

Webinar Mini-Series Sponsored by: Sealpro Silage Barrier Films

Company Contact: Connie Kuber | (559) 287-0151 | connie@connoragriscience.com

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Thank you to Zoetis for providing the Webex hosting and recording!

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