The Delaware Farm Bureau will hold its second annual Delaware Ag Safety Conference from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ag Commodities Building of the Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 S. Dupont Highway, Harrington.
This seminar will encourage farmers to “think safety first.” DFB has teamed with Delaware State Grange, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension and Nationwide Insurance to put on this conference during American Farm Bureau Federation’s Agricultural Safety Awareness Program week, March 4-10.
Kerry Richards, of the University of Delaware Pesticide Safety Education Program, will offer updates on changes in requirements affecting pesticide applicators, including Worker Protection Standards effective Jan. 2, changes involving Dicamba and introduction of a new Delaware PSEP webpage.
Ben King, risk management consultant from Nationwide Insurance, will speak on agritourism exposures/risks.
Other confirmed speakers are Tom Fisher from Beltone, who will discuss hearing loss in
farming; Teresa Towne, registered nurse/educator from Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, who will talk about skin cancer prevention; and Bonny King, registered nurse/trauma coordinator at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, who will offer a demonstration on “Stop the Bleed.” Jack Wilson, training administrator at Delaware State Fire School, will focus on challenges in agricultural safety.
Registration is required to defb.org or 697-3183.