The National Institute For Farm Safety (NIFS) will be holding its 2010 annual conference in Wilmington June 27 - July 1. The cutoff date for early Bird registrations is May 8. Until the first Saturday in May, the registration fee is $325 for members and $410 for non-members. After the cutoff, the registration fee hops up to $400 for members and $485 for non-members.
The NIFS national conference will revolve around technical papers, posters, educational displays and reports on research under way on topics involving agricultural safety and health promotion. Health and safety professionals working in forestry- and fishery-related initiatives will be attending the conference along with health and safety professionals working primarily in agriculture. Conference headquarters will be the Hilton Wilmington Riverside.
The official hosts for the 2010 National Institute for Farm Safety Conference are the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. The North Carolina Agromedicine Institute was established in 1999 by the UNC Board of Governors with East Carolina, North Carolina State, and North Carolina A&T as constituent universities. The North Carolina Agromedicine Institute is a partner in AgriSafe, a program that last fall was awarded $500,000 by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to: extend its work in educational programs for farmers, to provide assistance with protective equipment to prevent agricultural occupational illness or injuries, and to provide family advocacy services and clinical health exams.