The 2016 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium was held Wednesday, May 4 at Mayo Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). The featured speaker was Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The event featured a presentation by Dr. Howard, followed by a Q&A discussion, research poster session, and reception. The poster session featured 12 posters from UMASH researchers and pilot projects.