Back to School: Think, Teach, Do: Ag Safety for All

Back to School: Think, Teach, Do: Ag Safety for All


The school year has kicked off, and educators are connecting with students in person, online, or through a mix of both. Educators joined the Fall Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Professional Development Conference on September 25, 2020, co-hosted by New Jersey Association of Ag Educators and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

A panel, featuring UMASH outreach coordinator Megan Schossow, focused on Supervised Ag Experience (SAE). The presentation, SAE Safety for All: How to Launch Foundational Safety Programs for Agricultural Education Students, featured:

  • Michael Pate – Utah State University (Moderator)
  • Linda Fetzer – Penn State University
  • Melissa Ploeckelman – National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS)
  • Whitney Pennington – High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at Colorado State University (HICAHS)
  • Megan Schossow – Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center at University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Aaron Yoder – University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)