Youth have always been one of the most important assets in agriculture. So many aspects of agriculture and our society have changed since the time we grew up on the farm. Youth is a time of transition, moving from the world of a child to the world of an adult. With many changes in types of risks, rural communities, family patterns, education and so much more, one constant is our responsibility to provide our kids with a safe place to work and grow. This year, we will explore that responsibility from many different angles.
It is still possible to attend, but we can’t guarantee food will be available for late registrants.
Submit your Abstract – Now Closed!
An important part of our MRASH Conference is you! What research, outreach or intervention projects are you undertaking?
Please consider sharing with our conference attendees. Abstracts for posters or other types of short demos or displays will be accepted until October 6.
Mark your calendars for these important MRASH dates:
- Sept 15 Registration Begins
- Oct 6 Poster and Display Abstracts Due
- Oct 9 Hotel Block Reservations Due
- Oct 31 Conference Reservations Due
- Nov 8-9 MRASH Conference including Post-conference Workshop on Emergency Preparedness
- Hotel Julien Dubuque, 200 Main St, Dubuque, IA. 800.798.7098 • 563.556.4200
- National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, 350 East 3rd Street, Port of Dubuque
- National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, 8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, Iowa
Wednesday, November 8
- Keynote Session: Opportunities and Concerns of Youth In Agriculture Yesterday and Today
- Holly Schmitt, Iowa FFA President
- Youth Panel
- Grandparent Panel
- Breakout Session 1
- Lunch, including student networking lunch
- Breakout Sessions 2, 3, and 4
- Poster Reception at the National Mississippi River Museum
Thursday, November 9
- Integrating Research and Public Policy: Models that Work
- Youth Work Policy and Guidelines
- Small Group Networking Discussions
- Awards Luncheon – Outstanding Ag Youth Grant Project
- Post-conference Workshop: Emergency Preparedness, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS). This skill building workshop will include: introduction of two new tools (Disaster PrepWise and Farm Mapper 2.0) that can assist farmers and ranchers in preparing for emergencies, discussion about content areas that still need development, and an update on the hands-on training provided by NECAS.