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)
BRING THESE RESOURCES INTO YOUR CLASSROOM:
Ag Educator Resources
To assist teachers incorporating agricultural safety and health, UMASH has compiled a list of resources that can be used during the academic school year, such as: lesson plans, awareness events and additional resources to integrate health and safety topics into the classroom in a teacher friendly format.
Safety in Agriculture for Youth
Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) is a grant project funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop a sustainable and accessible national clearinghouse for agricultural safety and health curriculum for youth.