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4th Quarter CLA Safety Group Meeting

November 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

CLA will be hosting the final safety group meeting for the year in Fort Morgan. All CLA members are welcome to participate. To be eligible for the 4% premium discount, policyholders must earn TWO credits of safety training in the current policy period. This meeting will offer three safety training credits for policyholders.


November 3, 2022

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM


The Block
19592 East 8th Avenue
Fort Morgan, CO 80701


10:00 am – Welcome and Introductions, Zach Riley, Colorado Livestock Association

10:10 am – Safety Training Session I. Optimize Productivity Management Based on Your Sleep Patterns, Trent Brewer, Safety Consultant, Pinnacol Assurance

Discover your hidden pattern of daily life to increase your mood and productivity at work. During this program, participants will:
• Determine chronotype to promote self-awareness.
• Discuss when to complete certain activities throughout the day to promote safety.
• Create a plan to manage and track daily productivity

10:10 am – Safety Training Session II. Strains, Jon VonderHaar, Human Performance Specialist, Pinnacol Assurance

11:10 am – Stress Management, Whitney Pennington, MPH, High Plains Intermountain Center for Ag Health and Safety

Mental wellbeing is increasingly recognized as a component of workplace safety and health, driven largely by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both work-related and non-work-related stress can increase distractions, cause someone to take shortcuts, and lead to substance use – all of which can negatively impact work performance and safety. This stress management workshop will provide safety group members with information and resources for identifying and managing stress in themselves, livestock employees, and others in their communities. Agricultural business and workers face unique stressors, and this workshop will name those stressors and identify specific mental health resources for the agricultural community in Colorado.

Whitney Pennington is the Outreach Manager for the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, located at Colorado State University. In her role, she promotes best practices for farm safety, particularly those identified through the Center’s research. Whitney has 10 years of experience in health communications, mostly focusing on risk communications and safety, and she enjoys the challenges of translating research findings into real-world programs that help people stay safe at work and at home. Whitney earned her Masters in Public Health from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

12:15 pm – Luncheon Producer Education Session and Advocacy Update

12:30 pm – Livestock Preparedness and Response; Reflection on HPAI Lessons Learned, Dr. Maggie Baldwin, Colorado State Veterinarian

Dr. Baldwin is the State Veterinarian and Director of the Animal Health Division at Colorado Department of Agricutlure.  The Animal Health Division is responsible for animal health and disease control activities in Colorado.  The division has many programs to carry out these goals including, livestock disease control, animal disease traceability, emergency management, bureau of animal protection, aquaculture, alternative livestock, and predator control. Dr. Baldwin has been with the CDA since January 2017 working primarily on livestock emergency management, disease case management, and public outreach.  She has held many roles at CDA, most recently being named State Veterinarian in May 2021. Prior to joining CDA, Maggie worked for USDA as a Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian with the Food Safety and Inspection Services and then as a Veterinary Medical Officer (Epidemiology) with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services during the 2014-2016 HPAI outbreak.  Maggie is originally from west central Minnesota.  She received her bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota.

1:30 pm – Adjourn


Register Online

Please register by October 26, 2022.




November 3, 2022
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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The Block
19592 East 8th Avenue
Fort Morgan, CO 80701 United States