Arthur M. Brate, PE;
Mr. Brate has over 40 years experience as an Agricultural Engineer.
His expertise and experience includes water drainage; hydrology;
site development; environmental planning; flood control; dams;
channels; levees; surface and subsurface water flows; agricultural
and urban drainage problems; field topographic surveys; erosion
control structures; construction inspection; land improvement; soil
and water conservation; soil bio-engineering; damaged streams;
hypoxia; grassed waterways; and automated control structures.
Larry C. Brown, PhD;
Mr. Brown has more than 20 years
experience involving agriculture and farm equipment, materials, and
operations. His expertise includes land drainage, erosion control,
irrigation methods, soil and water management, land use assessment, and
Cheryl Ann Carlson;
Ms. Carlson has over 30 years experience in
dog behavior, standard-of-care, and
temperament; attacks and bites; police K-9, including drugs and
explosives detection training; breeding, training, and boarding;
protection and security; certification and judging; and
emergency medical services.
Cheryl's past and present certifications include: Full United
Kennel Club Service Dog Judge; National Qualified Judge by K9
Pro Sports Associations; Judge by the National Association of
Protection Dogs; Trial Decoy by National Association of
Protection Dogs; Instructor for Emergency Medical Services; and
"Homme de Attaque." Cheryl was also a past President of the
North American Ring Association.
Thomas A. Parker, PhD;
Mr. Parker has over 40 years experience as an Entomologist. His
expertise includes entomology, including pest control,
wood-destroying organisms, pesticides, and bedbug infestations;
termite control; lawn spraying; commercial sanitation;
fumigation; smoke odor; fungi and mold; vegetation control;
aerial spraying; mosquito and malaria spraying; infectious
disease control; water quality monitoring; disease surveys;
field and forage crops; control of spiders; insecticide
formulations; ultra-violet radiation; and mosquito ecology.
Mr. Rau has more than
35 years experience involving the design, planning, installation,
maintenance, and troubleshooting of automotive assembly plant
equipment. His experience includes preparing and presenting
safety training guidelines, including ergonomic requirements.
Richard was also responsible for OSHA crane and hoist inspections.
Richard has been involved in raising, handling, training, showing, and judging horses for more than 40 years. He presently holds a judges license for six breeds, and judges 20-30 shows per year across the United States and Canada. He still competes in horse shows in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana with his two daughters.
|Donald E. Sanders, DVM, Dip ACT, PAS; Veterinarian Expert||
Dr. Sanders has more
than 25 years experience as a veterinarian.
His expertise includes animal reproduction; animal welfare;
animal biotechnology; animal embryo transfer; livestock water
supply; bovine mastitis; animal production; milk production;
artificial insemination; farm management; animal parasitism;
euthanasia; malpractice; animal environment; dairy management;
animal nutrition; animal diseases; stray voltage; and toxicology.
Don is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the American College of Theriogenology, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and the Society for Theriogenology. He is licensed in Michigan, Ohio, New Mexico, and has reciprocity in 23 other states.
Ewen C. Todd, PhD;
Food Safety and Public Health Expert
Dr. Todd has over 45 years experience as a Food Safety and
Public Health Expert. His expertise includes food safety,
including processing, handling, transporting, storing, and
serving; food poisoning; hand hygiene; outbreak investigation;
food science; hazards analysis and critical control points;
restaurants and foodservice; disease transmission; toxicology;
risk assessments; US and Canadian food regulations; and E.Coli,
Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, Botulism, Ciguatera, Yeast,
and other agents.
Ewen’s publications include 114 research papers; 14 reviews; 30 book chapters and booklets; 40 departmental publications (including 10 annual summaries of food and waterborne disease in Canada); 37 conference proceedings; 9 laboratory methods; 56 investigational and editorial articles; 100 published abstracts; and 3 proceedings/book edits.
He also has over 400 presentations at national and international meetings, over 200 invitations to speak, and the presentation of 7 workshops.
Robert A. Yano, PE
Mechanical Engineer; Agricultural Equipment Expert
Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Ohio, California, Indiana
|Mr. Yano has over 35
years experience as a Registered Mechanical Engineer involving
all aspects of machinery and equipment design, fabrication,
testing, and maintenance. His expertise includes agricultural
machinery and equipment, including field, feed-lot, feed-mill,
silo storage, and food processing; grainery explosions; dust
handling; grain transport and storage; safety requirements,
including OSHA regulations.
Bob is a member of The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers; The Society of Automotive Engineers; The National Safety Council; The National Fire Protection Association; and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.