Staying Safe and Staying in Business: a Farmfest Panel

Staying Safe and Staying in Business: a Farmfest Panel


“We’ve transitioned the event online” seems to be the norm for the time being. This year, Minnesota Farmfest moved their programming online. UMASH and the Minnesota Safety Council co-hosted a panel on August 4, 2020, Staying Safe and Staying in Business, to launch the three days of live programming.

There are many risks on the farm- financial, infectious disease, physical risk, and more. The panelists covered a range of expertise and were moderated by Minnesota Safety Council President, Paul Aasen.

The panelists:

  • Joni Scheftel
    State Public Health Veterinarian, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Joleen Hadrich
    Associate Professor and Extension Economist, University of Minnesota
  • Emily Krekelberg
    University of Minnesota Extension Educator: Farm Safety and Health, Director of the Rural Stress Task Force
  • Doris Mold
    President, Sunrise Agricultural Associates, Co-CEO Annies Project, Farm Business Management Instructor