AgriSafe Think Tank: Improving the Health of Farmer Military Veterans

This Think Tank Webinar will address the health disparities facing farmer military veterans and explore opportunities for their home communities to support their health and well being. Your help is needed to ensure that future AgriSafe programming and services meet the unique health care needs faced by farmer veterans     Watch this webinar on-demand.

A Research Update from the Agricultural Health Study: Recent Findings, Current Work, and Future Plans

It has been over 25 years since participants first enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) cohort; in 1993-97, a total of 89,655 individuals joined the study, including 52,394 private pesticide applicators (mostly farmers) and 32,345 of their spouses from North Carolina and Iowa, and 4,916 commercial applicators from Iowa. The cohort has been followedRead More

Exploring the Invest in Your Health Trainer Exchange

AgriSafe is committed to train safety and health professionals who wish to teach IYH trainings in their classroom. Under our open share platform, once certified, you are free to use the training materials.  Our end goal is to build the capacity of rural educators and leaders to train young workers. Invest in Your Health (IYH)Read More

What Ag Producers Need to Know About COVID-19

Summary Coronavirus has gained attention worldwide as an emerging infectious disease. This webinar is intended to share evidence-based information about COVID19 and to help agricultural producers identify strategies for responding on their farm. Intended Audience Agricultural producers, ranchers, farmers, farmworkers, veterinarians, Extension personnel, rural health care providers, and others who work in agriculture. Objectives AtRead More

COVID-19 Ag Task Force Response Think Tank Series

COVID-19 is threatening agricultural communities on many fronts. This is a discussion among rural health and safety professionals, Ag commodity associations, NPOs, government agencies, academia and the agricultural community. The goal of these weekly think tanks was to identify risks that farmers, farm workers and ranchers face as it related to COVID-19.  This is whereRead More

To Care is to Honor: Understanding the Unique Healthcare Needs of Veteran Farmers

Summary: Rural veterans are a unique population with a health profile distinguished by a complex multitude of experiences. Come learn more about veteran farmers and how military service culture, gender, deployment experiences, and generational differences impact their total health and wellness. Explore how to better respond to the health care needs of veteran farmers byRead More

Lessons Learned in COVID-19 Prevention Efforts among Agriculture Workers and Employers

Intended Audience: Agricultural employers, farm workers, farmers, ranchers, agribusiness, and other ag safety and health professionals Agriculture work sites, shared worker housing, and shared worker transportation vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Consistent application of specific preparation, prevention, and management measures can help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Read More

Tools for Healthcare Professionals Working in Agricultural Communities

Summary: In this webinar, attendees will learn about tools they can make use to enhance healthcare services for their farming and ranching patients. Alex Cavanaugh from the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) will provide a general overview of services including: Rural Response Issue Guides for COVID-19, Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention resources, and theRead More

Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose in the Agricultural Workplace: Information for Employers and Workers

In 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General called for increased awareness and availability of naloxone, the opioid antagonist, to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Despite the rise in the dispensing of naloxone, there is a significant gap in our response across all sectors of society. In the rural parts of our country, where emergency responseRead More

UMASH: Agricultural Health and Safety Course for Medical and Safety Professionals

This course is designed to examine key health and safety issues specific to rural and agricultural workers. Experts will present course material relevant to those working in health care, public health, education, and safety professions. You may choose to participate in any or all of the three sessions. The in-person sessions will be held inRead More