Michael Pate is an assistant professor in agricultural systems technology at Utah State University. Michael has appointments in research and teaching. His program areas include applied research and education for: agricultural systems technology management and agricultural safety. Michael’s research interests are in the interaction between metacognitive strategies/cognitive information processing theory and safety-related decisions/behaviors of agriculture production employees. Michael has experience and training in applying cognitive and educational psychology, with specific training in agricultural education. Michael is a member of ASABE, NACTA (National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, and the International Society for Agricultural Safety & Health (ISASH).