CONTACT: DEBRA VENZKE
UI COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Release: Oct. 31, 2002
UI To Host 'Safe Farms, Sound Policies' Program Nov. 14
The University of Iowa College of Public Health and the UI Alumni Association
are co-sponsoring an educational outreach program, "Safe Farms, Sound
Policies: Exploring the Impact of Public Policy on Agricultural Safety and
Health." The program, which is free of charge, will be presented 1 to
5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Holiday Inn in Little Amana, located at Exit
225 off Interstate 80.
The program features a variety of speakers who will discuss how policies
related to farm commodities, conservation, food production and other agricultural
practices influence the public health and safety of rural communities. The
invited speakers include: Craig Cox, executive director of the Soil and Water
Conservation Society; Shannon Marquez, Ph.D., UI assistant professor of occupational
and environmental health; George Naylor of the National Family Farm Coalition;
David Osterberg, UI clinical associate professor of occupational and environmental
health; Mark Ritchie, president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade
Policy; and Catherine Woteki, Ph.D., dean and director of the Agriculture
and Home Economics Experiment Station at Iowa State University.
Due to limited seating, those planning to attend the program are asked to
register in advance by contacting Jasmine Grassi, alumni relations coordinator,
at (319) 335-9829 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This educational outreach program is presented as part of the Nov. 13-14
Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Forum. Individuals wishing to attend
the entire two-day conference may register by contacting the UI Center for
Conferences and Institutes at (319) 335-4141.
The Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Forum is partially funded by Iowa's
Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Wellmark Foundation, Great Plains
Center for Agricultural Health, Midwest Agricultural Center, National Children's
Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Center for Health Effects of Environmental
Contamination and High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health
The College of Public Health Educational Outreach Series is funded in part
by a grant from the Principal Financial Group Foundation.