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  • Nationwide Insurance Professor and Extension Safety Specialist


814-865-7157

Areas of Expertise:
  • Provides direction and leadership for all agricultural safety and health research and extension projects, instructor for Management of Safety and Health in Production Agriculture and Related Business (ASM 426)
  • Agricultural Safety and Health: Current program areas include applied research and education for: tractor and machinery safety issues; youth safety; classification of agricultural deaths and injuries; methods of modifying farm worker safety behavior; evaluating safety interventions; and responding to farm injury emergencies.
  • Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Tractor Safety
  • Extension Assistant


814-865-7158

Areas of Expertise:
  • Farm Safety Demonstrations
  • Ag Rescue Assistant and Educator
  • Extension Associate


814-865-4582

Areas of Expertise:
  • Prepares educational support materials
  • Worker Protection Standard
  • eXtension/AgSafety Community of Practice
  • Provides day-to-day management of the eXtension/agsafety Community of Practice websites and social media
  • Provides support for safety and research projects
  • AgrAbility
  • Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Extension Project Assistant


814-867-2253

  • Managing Farm Emergencies, Program Director
  • Senior Extension Associate


814-865-2808

Areas of Expertise:
  • Farm Emergencies
  • Develops and delivers training programs for farmers and emergency responders dealing with farm related fire and trauma emergencies. Also specializing in agricultural confined space issues.
  • Farm Trauma Care
  • Silo Fires
  • Farm Safety
  • Research Assistant


814-865-1783

Areas of Expertise:
  • Responsible for conducting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of ventilated confined-space manure storages and developing an interactive, user-friendly, online tool for designing and evaluating the performance of confined-space manure storage ventilation systems.
  • Administrative Support Assistant


814-865-7685

Areas of Expertise:
  • National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP)
  • Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS)
  • Ag Safety Website
  • Research Associate


814-863-8124

Areas of Expertise:
  • fluid power
  • Doug Schaufler has operated the vegetable oil and biodiesel projects housed in the College of Agricultural Sciences. This project grew, harvested and pressed canola oil for fuel use in two tractors operated at the University Park farm. A second interest in this project is producing food grade oil from this process for niche marketers. Safety of biomass production systems covering crop establishment, growth, harvest and processing is a current research interest.
  • agricultural machinery
  • agricultural safety and health
  • edible oils
  • biodiesel
  • alternative fuels