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Invest in Your Health Week: Tools for Ag Educators
October 17, 2022 - October 21, 2022
Last updated on September 14th, 2022 at 12:30 pm
Register for the entire week and attend as many webinars as you can! The recordings will be available for the ones you miss.
Monday, October 17, 2022 @ 12pm-1pm CT
Say What? Protecting Your Hearing
This Invest in Your Health: Train the Trainer course is designed for teachers, Extension staff, 4H and FFA leaders, and others who work with young adults. The young ag producer works in an environment with noise hazards and plays in an environment with noise hazards. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is common (and preventable) but unfortunately, the use of hearing protection among youth is not.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 @ 12pm-1pm CT
Cultivating a Healthy Mind – Mental Wellness for Youth
Stigma exists across all age groups for those struggling with mental health. Navigation of the teen years in everyday situations can create angst and uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to express. Adding mental illness and mental crisis to a teen or young adult’s typical growth and development makes struggling with emotions, relationships, academic success, and safety more challenging. According to the CDC, rates of depression and anxiety climb significantly during the ages of 12-17. Suicide is the second leading cause of death of youths in the United States. This module opens an introductory discussion of mental health among teens and young adults with guidance from an adult educator. Focus is placed on decreasing stigma, improving mental health literacy, and positive coping skills for teens and young adults. The module showcases a high school agricultural student’s understanding of the agricultural mental health crisis, helping to frame mental health distress to academic and future career success.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @12pm-1pm CT
Stop Zoonosis in its Tracks – Prevention of Zoonosis
Agricultural producers are at high risk for acquiring a zoonotic disease related to their work environment with minimal information related to risks, symptoms and prevention. The majority of emerging infectious diseases in the U.S. are zoonotic in nature. They are often difficult to determine and many go unreported for a variety of reasons.
Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 12pm-1pm CT
Where Y’at – Using Mapping to Define Hazards in Agriculture
Participants will learn about the Hazard Mapping curriculum and will be given access to all teacher and student materials after completing the webinar. A Hazard Map is a visual representation of the workplace where there are hazards that could cause injuries or illness. The Hazard Mapping method draws on what students know from their farming experience. The Hazard Mapping approach works best when conducted among a small group of students with some similarity in their work and exposures.
Friday, October 21, 2022 @ 12pm-1pm CT
Cover Up! Head to Toe Personal Protective Equipment
This Train the Trainer course is designed for teachers, Extension staff, 4H and FFA leaders and others who work with young adults.
Agriculture is ranked as one of the most dangerous occupations and involves workers and family members of all ages. Illness and injuries can be prevented if we use the right protective equipment for the job. This program will present an overview of common exposures in farming and ranching and identify appropriate personal protective equipment.