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Training for Trainers (NEASHC)

Where farm safety specialists can network and learn from one another

The Northeast Ag Safety and Health Coalition (NEASHC) is a professional development and networking program for farm safety and health educators. Hailing from Maine to West Virginia and everywhere in between, members share cutting-edge as well as tried-and-true training methods. They exchange ideas, and they share their individual, specialized knowledge on specific topics. The group meets annually for demonstrations, brainstorming and hands-on trainings to deepen their understanding of a diversity of ag safety topics. NEASHC is coordinated by the Northeast Center in partnership with Penn State University.

Project Goals

Increase collaboration between states

Develop and maintain a directory of resources for members

Improve information sharing

Share news through a quarterly e-newsletter

Enhance teaching and demonstration methods

Expand membership

Program Highlights

Training Videos Completed

NYCAMH has recently completed and uploaded several training videos (including one in Spanish), which will be a valuable resource for all of NEASHC. Click on the video to see the first of this playlist!

2022 Demonstration Videos

Coalition Member Directory

NEASHC Coordinators

Pauline Boyer, NEC

Pauline Boyer

Outreach Supervisor, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, Northeast Center

Linda Fetzer

Extension Associate, Pennsylvania State University
Liane Hirabayashi

Liane Hirabayashi

Research Supervisor, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, Northeast Center

NEASHC State Representatives

State representatives are the resource librarians for each individual state. They have the physical demonstration kits, which can be loaned out to any coalition member, and the knowledge of monthly get-together meetings to discuss what is happening throughout the northeast. If you want to bring one of our demonstrations to your school, 4-H club, trade meeting, training, etc., contact your representative below, and if there isn’t currently a representative for your state, consider becoming a rep!



Become CT State Advisor



Become DE State Advisor


Jason Lilley, University of Maine

Email Jason


Christine Johnston, University of Maryland

Email Chris


David Cawston

Email David

New Hampshire

Kendall Kunelius, University of New Hampshire

Email Kendall

New Jersey

Kate Brown, Rutgers University

Email Kate

New York

Pauline Boyer, Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety

Email Pauline


Linda Fetzer, Penn State University

Email Linda

Rhode Island


Become RI State Advisor


Liz Kenton, University of Vermont

Email Liz

West Virginia


Become WV State Advisor

NEASHC Members

Membership is open to anyone in the field of agriculture; we primarily cater to groups and individuals who specialize in safety training, but a lesson we have learned from the farmers we serve is that community is built, and we welcome you to ours!

It is free to join; members have the benefit of additional resources not listed on the Northeast Center site, including white-labeled partner-branded education materials, and the opportunity to attend NEASHC training and learning events.

Click the button below to register.

Become a NEASHC Member

March 2024 Meeting

Click the button above to join NEASHC and gain access to the resources shared with our members!

NEASHC Demonstrations

Tractor Rollover Demonstration kits will be distributed to State Representatives at the 2023 Spring meeting. This video (featuring Mr. Good Egg) shows the demonstration kit. If you want to bring this demonstration to your farm, group, or organization, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your State Representative! The curriculum for this demonstration can be found here (membership required; sign-up for free)!