Pesticide safety educator to keynote ag conference March 6

Dr. Kerry Richards to speak
January 31, 2019

Dr. Kerry Richards will be the keynote speaker at Delaware Farm Bureau’s third annual Delaware Ag Safety Conference set for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, in the Ag Commodities Building on the state fairgrounds in Harrington. Her talk, titled Reducing Pesticide Exposure, has been approved for continuing education credits for pesticide applicators.

Richards has devoted her entire career to pesticide safety and agriculture education. She began her work in Pennsylvania and is now working with the University of Delaware Pesticide Safety Education Program. She is the president of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators.

The conference will include information on stroke prevention from Teresa Towne of Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, a discussion and ATV safety demonstration by Nationwide Insurance, and a CPR demonstration by Delaware State Fire School.

Nationwide, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware State Fire School, Delaware State Grange and Delaware Department of Agriculture are major sponsors.

Registration is required, as space is limited. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register, go to