Megan Roberts, Assistant Extension Professor for the University of Minnesota, lead a pilot project to develop a curriculum for agriculture educators that
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Agricultural Health and Safety in the Upper Midwest.
National Farm Safety and Health Week
September 17-23, 2017
Agriculture is among our most hazardous industries, with a work-related death rate of 22.2 deaths per 100,000 workers annually, according to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), UMASH, and the US Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are joining forces to recognize National Farm Safety and Health Week as an opportunity to emphasize the importance of working together to prevent injuries and illnesses to agriculture workers.
UMASH IN THE FIELD - LATEST NEWS
SPOTLIGHT: Ag Teachers Go Back to Class
Keeping Your Visitors Happy and Healthy. Agritourism is an opportunity for farms to allow guests onto the premises to enjoy some kind of agriculture experience.
SPOTLIGHT: 2017 NORA Symposium
On May 5th, the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium targeted the opioid crisis for its annual outreach event. The symposium focused
SPOTLIGHT: Firefighters Could be Key to Farm Safety
Rural firefighters are farmers’ neighbors, friends, family, or are farmers in their own right. They are a highly trainable and trusted workforce. Moreover,
SPOTLIGHT: Roadway Safety
It is important to take special precautions on the roadways during planting and harvesting season—whether you are a farmer or driver of a motor vehicle.
Minnesota Corn Growers Association Highlights UMASH Farm Safety Check
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association featured the UMASH Farm Safety Check in their recent article, “Safety review a year-round effort”. As part of
SPOTLIGHT: Rollover Protection
The occupational death rate on farms is nearly 800 percent greater than in all other industries combined. The leading cause of farm deaths is tractor rollovers.
UMASH at Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference
UMASH was one of the sponsors of the Women's Agricultural Leadership Conference "Agriculture 2017: Embracing Innovation" at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum