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Webinar: Aging and Parkinson's Disease in Agriculture
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Webinar: Aging and Parkinson's Disease in Agriculture

SummaryParkinson's disease impacts over one million people living in the United States. People living in rural areas may not have easy access to movement disorder specialists. Limited access to resources makes this diagnosis more challenging. Rural healthcare providers and agricultural professionals can develop an awareness of this neurodegenerative disorder and understand the effects on agricultural work. Participants will learn about rural specific resources, safety screening for aspects of agricultural work, tips to maximize farmer functioning, and communication strategies with farm families.

Objectives: At the end of this presentation, learners will be able to...

  • Understand the impact of aging on the farming workforce
  • Translate relevant strategies when interacting with people living with Parkinson’s that work in agricultural production
  • Understand why an in-home engagement is an important approach to consider for rural individuals with Parkinson disease
  • Use evidenced-based screening tools to address safety and foster communication for individuals with movement disorders working in agriculture
Intended Audience: This course is intended for healthcare professionals, agricultural and agribusiness professionals, people engaged in agricultural work and families that encounter aging individuals living with movement disorders like Parkinson’s. Anyone working with aging producers in rural America and interested in preserving their safety and function will find value in this educational offering.


Register Here (if you are NOT interested in receiving Continuing  Education)
Register Here (if you ARE interested in receiving Continuing  Education credit)


  • Tara Haskins, DNP, RN, Total Farmer Health Director, AgriSafe Network
  • Amy Mullins, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner, UT Health East Texas Neurological Institute
  • Averi Olson, OTS
  • Kristin Pickett, PhD, OT, Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
 This webinar is available to all participants for free because of generous support from:
Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012345 with the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Gibson D. Lewis Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.

Contact: Ansley Fey - [email protected] or Stacey Jenkins - [email protected]