GHSC Participants

Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists

Provider of property and casuality insurance solutions for commercial agribusinesss.

Contact:

Al Tweeten
Phone: 515-473-3244

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Carle Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety

The Center provides farm safety and injury prevention programs and resources as well as emergency response training for residents of east central IL.

Contact:

Amy Rademaker
Phone:(217) 383-4606

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Carroll County Farm Bureau

The Carroll County Farm Bureau® is a not-for-profit membership organization in Mt. Carroll, IL. We are one of 96 county Farm Bureaus in Illinois. Our mission is to “Continuing to enhance agriculture and the quality of life in our county, through education, involvement, and leadership.

Contact:

Chas Welch, FBCM – Manager
Phone: 815-244-3001

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COUNTRY Financial

COUNTRY Financial serves about 1 million households and businesses throughout the United States. Founded in 1925, COUNTRY has nearly 2,000 financial representatives in 17 Midwestern, Southern and Western states, who help families build a financially secure future, no matter where they’re starting from. COUNTRY offers a full range of financial products and services from auto, home and life insurance to retirement planning services, college savings plans and investment management.

Contact:

Eric Vanasdale
Phone: 309-821-3003

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Evergreen FS INC

Contact

Steve Dennis
Phone: (309) 454-2406


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Grain & Feed Association of Illinois

The Grain & Feed Association of Illinois represents, promotes and advances the common interests of a viable grain and feed industry for members consisting of country and terminal grain elevators, grain processors, feed dealers and manufacturers as well as allied members providing goods and services to the industry.

Contact

Office: 217.787.2417
Fax: 217.787.8671

3521 Hollis Drive
Springfield, IL 62711-2417

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IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA)

ICGA is a grassroots membership organization made up of corn farmers from across the state. ICGA educates the public on a consumer level through educational materials, exhibits and promotions; and works to represent the industry’s best interests in both the legislative arena and the media on issues such as ethanol.

Contact

P.O. Box 1623
Bloomington, IL 61702-0487

Located:
14129 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL 61705

Phone: (309) 557-3257

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Illinois Farm Bureau

Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB®) is a membership organization controlled by farmers who join IFB® through their county Farm Bureau. There are 96 county organizations in Illinois. IFB’s legal name is the Illinois Agricultural Association. IFB’s mission is to improve the economic well-being of agriculture and enrich the quality of farm family life. Illinois Farm Bureau tells the farmer’s story to the public; updates members on new technology and information that impacts agriculture; represents farmers in local, state, and national legislative & political activities; and provides marketing and education services to help IFB members improve their net farm income.

Contact:

Peggy Romba, Program Manager
Phone: 309-557-2007

1701 North Towanda Avenue
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

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Illinois Fire Service Institute

The Illinois Fire Service Institute is the statutory fire academy for the State of Illinois. It is operated as a continuing education and public service activity by the University of Illinois. Our Mission: Helping Firefighters do their Work through Training, Education, Information and Research. The Illinois Fire Service Institute’s agricultural program includes a variety of classes that cover grain bin entrapment through fires on the farm. Through the generous donations of several organizations, grain bin props can go “on the road” to deliver training at local departments through the Cornerstone program.

Contact:

Dave Newcomb, Ag Rescue Program Manager
Cell: (217) 778-6652
Desk: (217) 300-1811

Newcomb@Illinois.edu

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Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH)

I-CASH is a consortium of the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Iowa Department of Public Health, and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. It is dedicated to “Helping Farmers Stay Alive and Well.”

Contact:

LaMar Grafft
Phone: 319-335-4233

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National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments. The Center’s projects encompass research, education, intervention, prevention, translation and outreach to enhance the health and safety of children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments. Funding is provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Contact:

Marsha Salzwedel
Phone: 715-389-4999 or 800-662-6900
Email: nccrahs@mcrf.mfldclin.edu

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Illinois State University – Retired
Contact -Gary Erisman
imnemt2@msn.com
309-379-6431


Osha

OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration
(Department of Labor)

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Contact:

Region V
North Aurora Area Office
365 Smoke Tree Plaza
North Aurora, IL 60542

Phone: 630-896-8700

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University of Illinois Agricultural Safety Program

The agricultural safety program conducts and provides agricultural safety and health training and resources on a variety of agricultural safety issues. The program offers a minor for undergraduates and a special emphasis for graduate students in agricultural safety and health.The program also has a specialized program for farm people with disabilities called AgrAbility Unlimited. The program collects and analyzes farm injury data, conducts research on a variety of issues and helps local communities.

Contact:

Bob Aherin, PhD, CSP
Agricultural Safety & Health Program Leader/Specialist
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

University of Illinois
1304 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 217-333-9417

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Great Lakes Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health

The University of Illinois at Chicago Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center (Illinois ERC) provides MS and PhD training in industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substances, occupational epidemiology, residency training in occupational medicine, and undergraduate and graduate education in agricultural health and safety. We also provide continuing education and outreach programs to professionals and the community. The Illinois ERC is in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Contacts:

Salvatore Cali
Joseph Zanoni
Marilyn Bingham

2121 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7260
Pone: (312) 996-5722
Fax: (312) 413-9898

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

Illinois Farm Service Agency

Illinois Farm Service Agency is a customer-driven Agency with a diverse and multi-talented workforce, dedicated to achieving an economically and environmentally sound future for American Agriculture.

Contact:

Mary Kirby or Rick Graden
217-241-6600

3500 Wabash Ave
Springfield, Illinois 62711

Phone: 217.241.6600 ext. 227
Fax: 217.241.6619

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Western Grain Marketing

Western Grain Marketing, LLC

A full service grain company serving western Illinois.

Contact:

Lynn McClure
311 Hebard
Box 100
Knoxville, IL 61448

Knoxville: 309-289-2321
Fairview: 309-778-2216

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