Conference Program

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Time   Room
12pm ISASH Board of Directors Lunch - by invitation only TBD
1pm ISASH Board of Directors Meeting - by invitation only TBD
3pm Registration Opens Acadia Foyer
5:30pm Opening Social: Red Stag Tavern & Alexander Keith’s Brewery

Sponsored by Corteva™ Agriscience

Our Sunday evening opening social will begin with dinner at the Red Stag Tavern, featuring true “Maritime Cuisine” and will be followed by a social and open tour of Alexander Keith’s Brewery. The dinner at the Red Stag will include a cash-bar and will be followed by an open bar at the Brewery, which will feature local musicians!

 Located just 0.5miles (800m) from the hotel, we will have transportation available as well as the opportunity to walk along the beautiful Halifax boardwalk to arrive at our destination.  Children are welcome to attend this event and will be sure to enjoy the music and historic costumes at the Brewery.

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9pm Hospitality Suite Annapolis
Time   Room
8am Breakfast included for all attendees.  Acadia
Breakfast Meetings
  New & Prospective Members Sable A
  Research & Development Committee Sable B
Bylaws Committee Sable C
Endowment Committee Sable D
9am Welcome & Opening Remarks Acadia
9:15am Safety Motivation in Small Business

Sponsored by Sygenta

As we all strive to provide the agriculture industry with the support it needs to remain safe, healthy and viable, we often ask ourselves the question “What more we can do?”  Whether working in research, extension or youth organizations, we are in the business of behavior change. So how can we support the industry to the best of our ability? 

Dr. Mark Fleming, an applied psychologist, will shed light into what motivates small and medium sized businesses to change their behaviours and improve our industry safety culture. Kicking off the conference with this presentation will leave us inspired and provide us with practical strategies to bring back to our jobs in supporting a safe and healthy agriculture industry.

Acadia

 

10am Fishing Safety Now

Sponsored by Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education

If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than Fishing Safety Now. The Nova Scotia Fishing Industry has achieved huge success by engaging with all stakeholders in their industry. They have created a movement which focuses on safety and demonstrates the amazing work that can be accomplished when we engage with others and work together. Although the work that has been done is impressive, the challenge of improving the industry was not taken lightly. Amanda will set the stage for understanding the importance of working together and how a change can be achieved by putting safety first. 

Acadia
10:30am Break – Visit Poster Presentations and Exhibits  

Sponsored by ASHN & Great Lakes

Sable Foyer
11am Concurrent Sessions

Hear about educational programs, ongoing and completed research. Four separate tracks to choose from!

 Sable A, B, C and D
12:15pm LUNCH Acadia
12:30pm Committee Meetings
Professional Improvement Sable A
Public Relations Sable B
Membership Sable C
1:45pm Power of Partnerships

Sponsored by Esso Mobil

Partnerships are critical to any successful organization and ag health and safety is no different. The importance of partnerships extends throughout agriculture and includes agri-businesses, researchers, extension and farmers.  By working together, we improve the health and safety of the industry and help our farmers stay safe each and every day. A panel of speakers will discuss how, why and when they partner with others to deliver farm safety programming, and what benefits can come from working together.

Acadia
2:45pm Break – Visit Poster Presentations and Exhibits  

Sponsored by MacDon

Sable Foyer
3:15pm Interest Groups – All attendees encouraged to select one:
Family, Farmstead & Leisure Sable A
Rural Occupational Health Sable B
Tractor & Machinery Safety Sable C
6pm Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) Dinner – by invitation only Lower Deck
  Dinner on your own
9pm Hospitality Suite Annapolis
Tuesday, June 26
Time Room
8am Breakfast – included for all attendees.  Acadia
Prayer Breakfast Sable A
  Breakfast Meetings
Finance Sable B
Long Range Planning – all Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs Sable C
9am Technology in Agriculture

Sponsored by John Deere

New technology and innovation is constantly being introduced across the globe and the agriculture industry is no exception. The amount of new technology has increased significantly over the last several years.  It is no doubt supporting the industry’s ability to produce safe quality food but what challenges come from new technologies? These panelists will discuss their perspective of technology on the farm and what successes and challenges the industry faces.

Acadia
10am Break – Visit Exhibits  

Sponsored by CHS

Foyer
10:15am Concurrent Sessions

Hear about educational programs, ongoing and completed research. Four separate tracks to choose from!

Sable A, B, C and D
11:30am LUNCH

Sponsored by Monsanto

Foyer & Acadia
12:30pm Tours Buses Leave (all locations within one hour from hotel)

Seas the Day (Fisheries): Join the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia on a tour of Sambro, a local fishing community making excellent strides in improving safety.

From Grass to Glass (Winding River Farms): Winding River Farms is a family operated dairy farm in Alton. While the operation has new technologies and robotics, they also have farm management systems to be desired. Learn about their approach to successful farm management on this tour.

Innovation, Creation and Fermentation (Lightfoot & Wolfville Wines): A new winery to Wolfville, Lightfoot & Wolfville wines have a passion for innovation, technology and growth. This tour will be about much more than just the wine tasting!

6:30pm ISASH Board of Directors Dinner & Meeting - by invitation only TBD
  Dinner on your own
9pm Hospitality Suite Annapolis
Time     Room
7:30am Breakfast – included for all attendees.  Acadia
     Breakfast Meetings
  ISASH Conference Planners – Current and future conference hosts Sable A
  Past Presidents Sable B
8:30am Concurrent Sessions

Hear about educational programs, ongoing and completed research. Four separate tracks to choose from!

 Sable A, B, C and D
9:45am Break – Visit Poster Presentations and Exhibits   Foyer
10:15am Mental Health in Agriculture

Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

Farmers are constantly facing challenges, and none may be as important as their own mental health. With an industry full of family operators, there can be significant stresses on farmers who may not feel comfortable reaching out for help or may not be aware of the support that is available to them. These panelists are going to delve into the state of mental health in agriculture, discuss what support is available to farmers and whether or not that support is enough.

Acadia
11:15am Concurrent Sessions

Hear about educational programs, ongoing and completed research. Four separate tracks to choose from!

 Sable A, B, C and D
12:30pm LUNCH Acadia
1:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Hear about educational programs, ongoing and completed research. Four separate tracks to choose from!

 Sable A, B, C and D
2:45pm Break – Visit Poster Presentations and Exhibits   Foyer
3:15pm ISASH Annual Meeting - All members welcome! TBD
6:30pm Banquet including Cash Bar and Endowment Auction Sable ABCD
9pm Hospitality Suite Annapolis

This Professional Improvement Session is not part of the conference registration fee and requires a registration ($50 CAD/$37.50 USD).

Time  
  Breakfast on your own
8:30am Responding to Farmers Under Stress, Tips for Front Line Workers and Professionals Supporting the Farming Community.

This half-day workshop is designed for front line staff and partners in the Ag. Industry who work closely with our producers. It will look at the current influences and challenges facing farmers and the impact that this may have on their mental health and well being. It will give participants the skills to both recognize and respond to farmers who may be showing signs of distress and in need of support.

The issue of suicide in the farming community will also be addressed, while providing some basic tools to help connect farmers to the appropriate resources. Participants will also develop strategies for managing their own well-being while supporting the important work of producers.

12:00pm Session wrap-up & presentation of certificates