Columbus Community Hospital

Ag Safety event

Columbus Community Hospital's Occupational Health Services is proud to host the Ag Safety event on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ag Park in Columbus, NE. This event invites local agriculture works from Columbus and surrounding communities to join and participate in various ag-related presentations and demonstrations. It is free and open to the public!

Schedule of events:

  • 7:30 a.m.: Occupational Health Services screenings (available throughout the day)
  • 8:30 a.m.: Welcome from Governor Jim Pillen (coffee and rolls sponsored by Union Bank and Trust)
  • 9 a.m.: Surviving to thriving with an injury in the ag industry by Rick Lemp
  • 9:30 a.m.: Pesticide recertification by Bruno Patias Lena, UNL extension
  • 11:30 a.m.: Free lunch, sponsored by GPS Bank
  • Noon: The Fed: Outlook regarding ag-related interest rates by Nathan Kaufman, Federal Reserve
  • 1:30 p.m.: Farm succession planning by Allan Vyhnalek, UNL extension, along with panel speakers
    • Troy Carruthers and Andrew Fisher, Farm Bureau
    • Clark Grant, attorney
    • Union Bank & Trust, trust officer
    • Pat Garrett, Pinnacle Bank and Trust
  • 3 p.m.: Beef quality assurance (BQA) certification by Ryan Loseke, Loseke Veterinary Services

Event Highlights

Truck Driver Physicals: Dr. Vilma Rodriguez-Cline will be available to perform truck driver physicals during the event for $50 per exam. To schedule an appointment, call 402-562-4480.

Health Screenings: Many other health screenings will be available for free or at a reduced cost.

  • FREE bone mineral density screenings.
  • FREE blood pressure screenings. 
  • FREE paraffin wax hand dips.
  • FREE vision screening.

Additional Screenings:

  • Fasting wellness profile - $62.
  • Prevnar 20 vaccinations - $250. 
  • Tdap vaccinations - $47.

Central Valley Ag will offer a mini-demonstration on grain bin safety and anhydrous safety.

Other informational booths include:

  • Ag-Spray Equipment FIMCO
  • Alpha Media
  • Bayer Crop Science – KEKALB/Asgrow
  • Behlen Manufacturing
  • Central Valley Ag.
  • Clay Hills Ag.
  • Columbus Dermatology Clinic - Dr. Dillon Clarey
  • Columbus Telegram
  • Cornhusker Public Power
  • Daniels Produce
  • Eagle Eye Drone Services
  • East Central District Health Department
  • Farm Credit Services of America
  • Farmers Pride - Battle Creek
  • Frontier Coop
  • GPS Bank
  • Hilger Agri-Natural
  • Legal Aid of Nebraska
  • Loup Public Power
  • Morton Building - Norfolk
  • Nebraska Department of Agriculture
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • Platte Valley Equipment
  • Union Bank and Trust

For more information about the event, please call 402-562-4480.