AgriSafe in Action: January 2020
AgriSafe and 8 Partners awarded USDA-
Farm Stress Assistance Grant
The AgriSafe Network is honored to lead a coalition of eight partner organizations from the southern states to respond to farmers, farmworkers and ranchers under stress.   The Farmers First Act in the 2018 Farm Bill is a focused effort aimed at improving the lives of farmers who work hard to feed the world. Stressors in agriculture vary and the resources to assist in stress reduction should be innovative yet flexible at the state and local level. Organizations wishing to partner with this new network are encouraged to contact Natalie Roy directly at
Become a 2020 Nurse Scholar Program Sponsor
CHS partners with AgriSafe to provide continuing education specifically designed for nurses caring for those in the agricultural community. Find out how you can become a sponsor and help us grow and expand this program!

If you have any questions about the Nurse Scholar Program contact Natalie Roy .
Specialized Mental Health Resources
Checkout Farm Aid’s resource that connects farmers with organizations based on their location, the type of help they need, and the type of farm that they work on. Farm Aid’s online directory contains more than 750 organizations that work directly with farmers nationwide on a variety of issues.
Upcoming NIH Grant Opportunities
AgriSafe Staff Knesha Rose-Davison in Action
National Black Growers Council Annual Meeting
AgriSafe was proud to be an exhibitor and presenter at the 5th Annual Meeting for National Black Growers Council. Special thanks to the Executive Director, Leigh Allen, NBGC Board Member Nik Morris, and new AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Crystal Johnson for your support. Thank you 3M for sponsoring personal protective equipment for farmers, we were able to distribute over 100 kits of respirators and earplugs to row crop farmers.
Disaster Preparedness- 30 Minute Warning
What if 30 minutes was the amount of time you had to gather belongings and flee to a shelter due to a predicted disaster i.e. flood, fire, hurricane or tornado?

Natural disasters are becoming increasingly prominent and the many catastrophic events of 2019 have given many a wake up call for change. Prepare now to safely survive and recover. Weaving a tight safety net for disaster victims is part of the protection plan. Customizable emergency preparedness plans are available for free through many colleges of public health.

The Department of Homeland Security offers community resources and planning at . Check out these AgriSafe's resources on winter flood and wildfire emergency preparedness.
January Health Spotlight: Winter Fitness
Agricultural work is a physically demanding way of life and it is important for farmers to maintain their health year round. Frigid temperatures often cause a decline in physical activity levels, as individuals tend to remain indoors. The body is the most important piece of equipment on the farm, and exercising during winter months is essential for sustaining a healthy body and mind.
Health Tip : Dress in layers when exercising outdoors during winter months. This way you can remove layers as you start to sweat and then put them back on as needed.
  • First, put on a thin layer of synthetic material (such as polypropylene) which draws sweat away from your body. Avoid cotton, which stays wet next to your skin.
  • Next, add a layer of fleece or wool for insulation. Top this with a waterproof, breathable outer layer.
  • Consider buying exercise shoes a half size or one size larger than usual to allow for thick thermal socks or an extra pair of regular socks.
Upcoming Webinars!
Train The Trainer: Say What? Protecting Your Hearing

Presenter: Marjorie C. McCullagh, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN

Thursday, January 9, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
Train the Trainer: Prevention of Zoonotic Disease

Presenter: Katelyn Haydett, MS, DVM Candidate, Michigan State University

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
Train the Trainer: Cover Up! Head to Toe Personal Protective Equipment
Presenter: Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S, Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
New: Reproductive Health Resource
This new AgriSafe resource is designed for women working in agriculture on reproductive health exposures and associated risks. This two sided resource covers five areas of exposures for women and infants. Additionally page two covers common personal protective equipment (PPE) for pesticide use. Click Here for the resource.
SILO is the First Ever Feature Film about a Grain Entrapment
Inspired by true events, SILO the film follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when a teenager is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. When the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue this teen. Click Here for more information about this film.