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**Dr. John Shutske**, UW-Madison, Professor & Extension Specialist
Dr. John Shutske is a professor and Extension specialist at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Biological Systems Engineering. Shutske’s work focuses on workplace safety, occupational and public health, and design of machines and systems that reduce risk to workers and the public. He collaborates with several other public and private sector partners across Wisconsin and nationally including the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield.
Since 2016, John and his team have led research that examines digital technology capabilities and barriers in rural Wisconsin focusing on farms and agricultural service providers such as veterinarians, agricultural cooperatives, financial services, consultants, and machinery dealers. His current work includes leading national efforts with machinery designers and manufacturers, safety engineers, researchers, insurers, and policymakers to better understand and overcome the factors that limit adoption of agricultural technology now and in the future. This work looks at all forms of risk, lack of understanding among community leaders and policy-makers, and changes that will be required in our local workforce and rural infrastructure.
Dr. Shutske has been a faculty member for 32 years, spending time both at the University of Minnesota and UW-Madison. In addition to research, Shutske teaches in the UW’s agricultural and biological systems engineering program on issues of product and system design, engineering ethics, risk assessment, and career management.
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**Scott Gooch**, Marshfield Medical Center, Physician Assistant
Scott Gooch, an occupational medicine Physician Assistant, specializing in work-related injuries, illness, physicals, and medical surveillance programs. He is currently employed with Occupational HealthWORKS of the Marshfield Clinic Health System at their Eau Claire location with outreach to Neillsville and Rice Lake. Scott has been a PA for close to twenty-three years, with the first seventeen years of his career spent in the emergency department before transferring into occupational medicine in 2017. He is an Associate Member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine while serving in the ambassador program to promote the fields of occupational and environmental medicine.
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**Sarah Mills-Lloyd**, Fox Valley Technical College Horticulture & Farm Operations, Department Chair
Sarah Mills-Lloyd is an Instructor and Department Chair for Fox Valley Technical College Agriculture Department. Prior to her current role at Fox Valley Technical College, Sarah was an Assistant Professor and Agriculture Agent at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension. During her time with the Extension, she collaborated with University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension colleagues, industry professionals, and community members in the development of high quality, relevant educational programs focused on dairy and livestock. She has extensive knowledge on animal health, management, and care as she was a practicing large animal veterinarian in northeast Wisconsin for numerous years. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine.
**Miah Olson**, Fox Valley Technical College Substance Use Disorder Counseling, Department Chair
Jeremiah “Miah” Olson has been a substance use disorder counselor for over 20 years. He has worked in a variety of treatment settings attempting to help those with substance use disorders and mental health conditions improve their well-being. For the last four years he has been working full time at Fox Valley Technical College educating the next generation of substance use disorder counselors.
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**Brad Pechora**, United Cooperative, Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
Brad began his career working in a machine shop while going to college at UW-Whitewater where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Environmental Health and Safety. My final year of college I started an internship with CNH at the tractor plant in Racine. After my internship I was offered the EHS&E Manager role at the sprayer plant in Minnesota where I was able to get the plant registered in ISO 14001, 50001 and OHSAS 18000. After 5 wonderful years at CNH, I transitioned in to a global EHS manager role with Contour Global in the power generating industry having responsibilities for plants in Minnesota, Bulgaria and Dutch Antilles. After that I transitioned into my current role at United Cooperative where I have been for the last 8 years. At United Cooperative we specialize in Grain, Agronomy, Feed and Energy needs across 60 facilities across Wisconsin.