AgriSafe in Action: October 2019
2019 National Farm Safety Health
Week: Recap
AgriSafe hosted eight webinars during National Farm Safety and Health Week. Participants joined from many locations across the United States. If you missed any of the webinars, you can access the OnDemand version in the AgriSafe Learning Lab (after October 13, only members will have access to these webinars).
For more information: Click Here !
We wanted to give a big shout out to our partners who bring such amazing content to our webinars. Thank you to Aaron Yoder from UNMC, Christine Parks from the Ag Health Study, Heather Lyons-Burney from UMKC, Ann Marie Butler Kemp from UMMC, Melissa Ploeckelman from NCCRAHS, Dan Neenan from NECAS, and AgriSafe's own Charlotte Halverson and Knesha Rose-Davison. We appreciate the time and attention you gave to making this a successful week!
Agrisafe 2019 Nurse Scholars Program
Calling All Nurses! Not Too Late to Register
The AgriSafe 2019 Nurse Scholar program is underway and we are excited to have an excellent series of guest lectures by leaders in the field of agricultural health and safety education. The webinar sessions address issues pertinent to rural and agricultural nursing care. Participants will receive 18 hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) upon successful completion of the program. This is an opportunity to get those needed CNE required credits in your filed of practice! There is still an opportunity to join the class as all lectures are recorded and available OnDemand through the AgriSafe Learning Lab. The classes will conclude in early December so October 17 is the mid-way point in the program... So hop on board and catch up!
If you have any questions about the Nurse Scholar Program contact Charlotte Halverson.
AgriSafe Welcomes A New Intern!
Leigh-Ann Williams, MSP
Leigh-Ann is a second year MPH student at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Leigh-Ann’s concentration is epidemiology with research interests in chronic disease epidemiology. Leigh-Ann has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in toxicology, so she is not a stranger to the dangers of environmental and occupational exposures in agriculture. Leigh-Ann brings a wealth of experience in community involvement, public speaking and leadership training to the AgriSafe team. She is excited to work with the Invest In Your Health Trainer Exchange Program and is grateful for the opportunity to apply the public health competencies she has learned. 
AgriSafe in Action!
AgriSafe Receives $148,500 OSHA Grant
AgriSafe was selected to receive an OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant for Fiscal Year 2019. AgriSafe will continue building new training capacity to serve the unique occupational health needs of women working in small agricultural business. At least 1200 hours of training to a total of 1300 farm women and their employers in the agriculture sector will be delivered in FY 19. New training will include the following topics; Workplace Violence; Prevention of back injury and Ag specific respiratory exposures and prevention. To schedule a free onsite training please contact Knesha Rose Davison at .
AgriSafe Boots on the Ground:
Nebraska Husker Harvest Days 2019
Staff member Linda Emanuel attended Nebraska Husker Harvest Days 2019 and it was one for the record books! AgriSafe Network teamed up with Central States Center of Agriculture and Health to promote and educate on the many exposures relatable to the hard-working producers attending the show. A direct focus was placed on respiratory health, women’s health and hearing conservation. Over 400 respiratory masks were shared as well as countless samples of hearing protection. Despite the current agricultural economic climate and recent Midwest weather events, attendees were highly engaged and optimistic. An affirmation to the resilience of the culture of agriculture.
Yoga the AgriSafe Way: Wall Edition
Check out these yoga exercises specifically designed for farmers and ranchers. Your body is a tool be sure to maintain it! Learn how you can use a wall to stretch and strengthen the body.
For more information Click Here !
October Health Spotlight: Fit to Farm
Farmers and agricultural work is a physically demanding way of life. It is important to stay healthy it is important to be more active and take part some form in daily exercise. Looking after your health is an important part of your business risk management to ensure you can continue to look after your farm!
Health Tip : Make physical activity enjoyable, there are lots of ways to build
activity into your daily routine: Walk daily, practice yoga stretches before you start work and throughout the day, wherever you happen to be, the shed, the house, or out in the yard. Do some gardening. Do structured recreational activity like playing golf, water skiing, strength work outs, try to get in at least 10,000 steps daily. Always exercise with care and be mindful of traffic and farm equipment when you are exercising.

For more information, Click Here! "Ready to Farm" is also available in Spanish.

Upcoming Webinars!
Providing Culturally Competent Care for Farmers and Farm Families, With Emphasis on Mental Well-Being
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: Noon - 1:00 PM CDT

Presenter: Cheryl Dean-Witt, PhD, RN, Principal Investigator, School of Nursing, University of Kentucky
Train the Trainer: Stay Cool! Prevention of Heat Related Illnesses
Date: Thursday, November 07, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Presenter: Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, AgriSafe Network

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.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 
  • Identify the various types of heat related illnesses
  • Identify warning signs of life threatening exposures
  • Learn immediate care procedures
  • Access educational resources
AgriSafe Resources
AgriSafe offers many resources covering a broad variety of topics from Women's Health to Flood Recovery. In order to access the Resources on the Learning Lab, you must either be an AgriSafe member or create a free account. Once logged in the resources are easily accessible and can be downloaded with just one click! Go checkout the many FREE resources we offer today!