Ag Safety Conference

Tuesday, March 7, 2017     9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ag Commodities Building
Delaware State Fairgrounds
Harrington, Delaware

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is co-sponsoring an Inaugural Delaware Ag Safety Conference with the Delaware Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee, The Delaware Grange and the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the U.S. and this seminar, part of DFB’s Ag Safety campaign, will encourage farmers to “think safety first.”

Delaware’s new Secretary of Agriculture, Michael Scuse, will welcome farmers to the event.

Topics covered will include Equipment Handling & Mechanical Safety, presented by Dr. James Glancey, University of Delaware; Grain Bin Safety by Margie Chase, Nationwide Insurance; Digital Signage, how DelDOT helps keep farmers safe on the highway; and Pesticide Handling Safety by Ron Jester, University of Delaware Extension Safety Specialist (retired). Pesticide recertification credits have been approved.

MyEyeDr will offer free vision screening. Delaware Department of Health and Social Services will offer information on its “Protect Your Skin Delaware” program and chronic disease prevention and control.

Delaware Farm Bureau is looking for sponsors to help cover the costs of the conference, which is offered at no charge and will include a complimentary lunch. Businesses or organizations that are interested in sponsorship or a display may contact Heather Kline at DFB by telephone at (302) 697-3183 or by email at

All farmers are encouraged to participate. The public also is invited. Register online at  Seating is limited; reservations will be first-come, first-served.