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Chris Shivers 
Safety Specialist, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation

601-408-7787 or 601-977-4242

Current job description
I provide agriculture safety and health programs to Farm Bureau members, schools and community groups.

ISASH activity
ISASH Board Member; past ISASH President and Finance Committee Chair. Member since 1998.

Why did you decide to join ISASH?
For a place to network, gain resources and grow professionally.

What do you see as the greatest challenge for agricultural safety and health?
Funding is a key issue. Budget cuts have resulted in fewer agriculture safety and health jobs, and less funding for programs.

What do you see as priorities for ISASH?

  • Increase membership.
  • Increase corporate support.
  • For ISASH to be the leader in agriculture safety and health.

What has been one of your most memorable experiences with ISASH?
Serving on the Finance Committee and Board of Directors has been a memorable experience, learning how the organization is run and how important the members are in running it. Also the great golf matches with some of the seasoned members.

What is one great piece of advice you’ve received in your career?
Listen to your membership. Provide them with the programs and information that they want in order to make their lives safer and healthier.


Shivers lives in Hattiesburg, Miss. He holds a master’s degree in health and physical education from Delta State University.