AgriSafe in Action- December 2017  

AgriSafe would like to wish all of our staff, members, and partners a Happy Holiday season! As we finish a very exciting and productive year please take note of our webinars, resources and alerts for December and the upcoming new year.  

Thank you for your contributions and participation in helping us "
Protect the People Who Feed the World. " Season's Greetings and cheers for a peaceful and wonderful holiday season, see you next year! 
AgriSafe Team Grows 

AgriSafe is proud to announce the newest member of our team, Linda Emanuel, RN! Linda will serve as a Community Health Nurse assisting with outreach education for producers and ag employers.
Raised on a Nebraska row crop and livestock farm, Linda pursued a career as a Registered Nurse from Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing in 1985.  She has spent her professional career primarily in Northeast Nebraska providing healthcare in a hospital setting. During her 30 plus years working in a variety of health care specialty areas, she and her husband Tom raised three sons and built a successful row crop operation that has been able to welcome the next generation and their families home to continue to diversify their business.
Linda was selected as a Fellow in the Nebraska LEAD Program (2015 -2017), known as a premier agricultural leadership development program across the nation which addresses changes that occur in agricultural policy, marketing, economics and technology. This helped Linda have an intentional focus on agricultural issues on a state, national and international level. To complement this intensive two year program Linda has also received Agromedicine training at University of Nebraska Medical Center.   Linda is a lifetime advocate of good health and wellness which is why it was a natural transition for her to pursue her passion as a member of the AgriSafe team.
Linda can be reached at , please help us welcome her to AgriSafe! 
FREE Training: Respiratory Hazards in Grain Handling 

AgriSafe in partnership with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) is offering  health and safety training to grain handling workers through training workshops.

Training topics include confined space grain bin entry, respiratory protection program and prevention strategies. 

Target audience includes agricultural producers, workers in high-hazard grain operations and English and non-English speaking grain handling workers.

For Grain Bin Entry Training contact  Dan Neenan, Director NECAS  or call 

For Respiratory Protection or Agricultural Respirator Hazards contact  Knesha Rose-Davison, Health Communications Coordinator or call 866-312-3002.

For additional program details, click here  

Invest In Your Health (IYH) Aims to Builds Capacity

AgriSafe health training program for students is expanding to a  train the trainer initiative and will now include ages 16-23 years. Our objective is to openly share the IYH resources and curriculum to aid local health and safety professionals in meeting the needs of their educational communities.  This strategy will be applied to both work in the US and Canada.  If you are interested in becoming certified to instruct the  Invest in Your Health training modules, please contact Knesha Rose-Davison at for more information.  
Upcoming Webinars (Register Early, Space Limited) 
Pharm to Farm: Partnerships to Make Clinical Pharmacy Services Accessible to Missouri Farmers
Thursday, December 7, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time
Cost: free and open to the public

Presenter: Kelly Cochran, PharmD, BCPS
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Columbia, Missouri 

OnDemand Continuing Nursing Education 

AgriSafe has a library of OnDemand webinars that will provide continuing nursing education. Currently, we have three courses approved for continuing nursing education (CNE). Each course is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CNE.
Details CNE is  FREE  for AgriSafe Members  (click here) .  For Non-Members there is a $20 fee ( pay fee here ) for processing the CNE.

To see our current offerings, click the link(s) below.  

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AgriSafe is constantly generating new information/resources.  We cant possibly include all the news/events in just a monthly newsletter.  The best way for professionals to stay updated is to like us on LinkedIn
Corporate Sponsorship Campaign 

Join AgriSafe in our mission to improve the health and safety of farmers and ranchers.  AgriSafe's impact is facilitated through alliances that are strategic and symbiotic.  

Corporate sponsorship are customized partnerships carefully crafted to meet the
expectation of each partner. We focus on understanding the philosophy of corporations,  their prior history of giving and commitment to social good.

To learn more about sponsorship
opportunities contact Natalie Roy,   Executive Director, at 985-845-1116. 
Alert! 2018 Nurse Licensure Changes 

The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that allows nurses to have one license but the ability to practice in other states that are part of the agreement.
Originally developed and implemented in 2000, the NLC is getting a makeover. On January 19, 2018, the new and improved Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC) will be implemented. To fi nd out more about this important issue, review the links below. 
Webinar-Communicating with Farmers Under Stress
Best Practices

Farmers and those within the agricultural industry have a tendency to be eternal optimists, but with all of the variability in agriculture, there are times when they can become overwhelmed and stressed more than usual. 

Date: December 11, 2017
Time: Noon-1:30pm EST

Click here to view the full flyer.  To register, click here
ASHCA Call for Abstracts
submission deadline 12-13-17 

Raising Safety: North American Agricultural Safety Summit
Scottsdale, Arizona
February 21-23, 2018
Poster Session Theme: Practical Applications to Safeguard Workers in Agriculture. Dialog with agricultural risk managers and ag industry leaders!
For submission details, click here

To view the full conference agenda including sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For questions contact Josie Rudolphi by email or by phone at 715-389-3794. For more information on the 2018 North American Agricultural Safety Summit or to register for the conference visit the website at
2018 ISASH Call for Abstracts  

The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) invites abstract submissions for the 2018 Annual Conference, June 24-27, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Lodging is available at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme for 2018 is "Farm to Sea: Anchoring Agricultural Health and Safety".  Abstracts are accepted in the following categories:
  • Oral presentations (completed research and ongoing research)
  • Panel/Roundtable Presentations
  • Educational Displays
  • Program Posters
  • Research Posters
Please review the following information and select the format that is appropriate for your proposed presentation. In addition to the presentation, all presenters have the option to submit a Technical Paper on their presentation.
To see the full announcement, click here
2018 Request for Webinar Presenters 

AgriSafe is seeking webinar presenters for our 2018 calendar. Presenters  are invited to to share their evidence based ag health and safety  research and/or interventions with  AgriSafe members and partners. Webinars are generally 1 hour in length and technical support is provided in order for you to seamlessly share with colleagues.

To submit your request to present, please click here. Any additional questions, please contact Stacey Jenkins, Distance Education Coordinator.  

Would you like to share your story? Submit your ag health and safety stories and/or pictures with contact information to    Knesha Rose-Davison at AgriSafe Network. We'd love to hear from you. Stay tuned with AgriSafe on FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn.