rapid response to emerging issues
AgriSafe produced a new tool for producers to help identify respiratory exposures and determine which respiratory protection to use.
Protecting Grain Handlers
agrisafe team - passionate public health advocates
Zika Virus Protection for Outdoor Workers Outdoor workers may be at the greatest risk of exposure to Zika virus, which is primarily spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes. AgriSafe partnered with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who presented a webinar to 60 people from 23 states, addressing questions and concerns of the agricultural community. (Feb. 28, 2017)
Farm Flood Webinars
Provided attendees with key information as restoration efforts began in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Harvey
“Good information and timely since hurricane Harvey has caused much flooding. Thank you for providing this excellent overview of the hazards for farm flooding.”
Ann Rivers, USDA APIS PPQ Science and Technology
“We cannot express how very helpful this presentation was. The experts were very informative and I look forward to downloading the slides to review when we are faced with an event/disaster. Thank you.”
Frances Ashley, Carson City Health and Human Services
AgriSafe is among 80 nonprofit organizations who received FY 17 training grants from the U.S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). AgriSafe, in partnership with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), provided health and safety training to grain handling workers through webinars and workshops. Target audiences include agricultural producers, workers in high-hazard grain operations and English and non-English speaking grain handling workers. Training topics included confined space grain bin entry, respiratory protection program and prevention strategies.
ready to serve
Farm Flood Health resource created to address the unique health threats that farm producers face during and after a flood. This guide, the first of its kind, highlights key health prevention tips that Ag producers can follow to stay safe and healthy.
from front to back
Natalie Roy, MPH
Charlotte Halverson, BSN, COHN-S
Linda Emanuel, RN
Knesha Rose Davison, MPH
Health Communications Dir.
Stacey Jenkins, BS
Distance Education Dir.
zika-reducing the threat through education
Farmers and ranchers work hard every day to produce food, fiber and fuel. Most are self-employed which means they don't have the luxury of a human resource coordinator or occupational health nurse. AgriSafe team recognizes that farmers are a under-served population. We aim to increase their access to rural health professionals who understand the risks of agriculture production.
Our team of five is powered by the energy of countless volunteers who remind us that we are not alone. We are grateful to our partners, volunteers, interns and stakeholders in 2017. Together we have made an impact worth sharing.
agrisafe launched a rapid response to Hurricanes of Summer 2017. partners included State farm bureaus, extension, local, state and federal public health agencies & niosh ag centers
2017 invited webinar speakers
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600+ youth trained
97% of webinar attendees learned something new
200 + hours of technical assistance
AgriSafe is an international organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community.
9,248 Users visited our website
9,148 New users to our website
4,505 Read AgriSafe in Action Newsletter (80% increase)
over 75 volunteer hours
AgriSafe Network gratefully acknowledges the expertise and time that each of these speakers dedicated to present an educational webinar in 2017:
Marsha Salswedel, MS * Abigail Smith, RN * Ellen Duysen, MPH * Jill Poole, MD Jordan Jensen David Douphrate PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, CSP * Aaron Yoder, PhD Vanessa Casanova, PhD, MS, BA Jessica Wilburn, RN MSN * Anna Meyerhoff * Melissa Horsman * Sarah Hunt, BAN, MSN, FNP-BC * Kelly Cochran, PharmD, BCPS
Rural Health Information Hub (@RuralHealthInfo), AgriSafe and Co-hosts from several ag health and safety organizations, participated in an online Twitter Chat August 24th to discuss Agricultural Health and Safety.
#ruralhealthchAT ON TWITTER
digital and social media footprint
AgriSafe launched a LinkedIn company page August 2017. In 2017, we had over 50 followers and 141 page views from health and safety managers and healthcare professionals.
Facebook likes increased by 13.4% with 785 followers. AgriSafe reached over 30.7K with posts; 1,621 clicks on content, and 533 comments, reactions and/or shares.
A producer, state leader, and nurse, Linda brings unique perspectives to the AgriSafe team. Linda serves as a Community Health Nurse assisting with outreach education for producers and ag employers.
During her 30+ years working in a variety of health care specialty areas, she and her husband, raised three sons and built a successful row crop operation that welcomes the next generation home to diversify their business.
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.
1,155 Youth Trained
Ag producer & Nurse
joins agrisafe team
"FarmHer realizes the importance of farm safety and AgriSafe allows us to share tactical and useful information with FarmHers to keep them safe on their farm."
-Lexi Marek, FarmHer
AgriSafe recognizes the diversity of agricultural workers. In 2017, AgriSafe began translating key resources for spanish speaking farmers. In addition, AgriSaffe partnered with Dr. Cassanova, from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Tyler on , "Engaging Guestworkers in Occupational Safety Research in Forestry." This webinar advocated on behalf of better working conditions for guest-workers.
In partnership with cs-cash
serving Special Populations from across the country
protecting non english speaking producers
Hazard Mapping with Louisiana FFA Students
1) Say What? Protecting your hearing
2) Cover up! Head to Toe PPE
3) Stay Cool! Prevent Heat Illness
4) Stop Zoonosis in its Tracks
5) Where Y’at-Hazard Mapping
AgriSafe Network joined Montana Pork Producers Council and trained over 200 members on the importance of respiratory safety and the variety of health and safety resources available to ensure safe working environments. Charlotte Halverson, BSN, COHN-S, AgriSafe Occupational Health Nurse, conducted the specialized training and was delighted with the audiences enthusiastic participation in the safety demonstrations.
AgriSafe launched a new partnership with FarmHer, a company which documents women in agriculture through photography. AgriSafe presented at "I am FarmHer" Mini Series December 5, 2017 in Sheffield, IA . AgriSafe introduced its resources for women, including our Women’s fact sheet and the newly revised Women’s Ag Health Risk Assessment. AgriSafe authored a FarmHer Blog that launched in December 28, 2017 with a focus on healthy habits for the new year. The new partnership with FarmHer is estimated to reach thousands of farm women throughout the US each year.
AgriSafe partnered with CS-CASH staff at various events throughout Nebraska in an effort to raise awareness among farm women regarding preventive steps to stay well.
CS-CASH generously donated booth space and assisted in creating successful events at several large farm shows.
Webinar CNE Offerings
Free AgriSafe memberships for nurses during National Rural Health Week
AgriSafe was formed in 2003 by rural nurses who believed that together they could improve the health and safety of farmers and ranchers. Today, AgriSafe builds the competency of health and safety professionals to deliver exceptional occupational agricultural health care.
SUPPORT AND REVENUE
Grant Income...........................$ 451,496
Membership Dues...................$ 10,825
Miscellaneous Income............$ 24,616
& REVENUE............................$ 486,989
TOTAL EXPENSES...................$ 458,295
Change In Net Assets...............$ 41,213
Net Assets at Start of Year.......$ 116,116
Net Assets at End of Year.........$ 157,329
changing clinical practices
Jill Poole, MD Sarah Hunt, FNP-BC
AgriSafe designed and secured pilot funds to launch the Nurse Scholar Program
Allergic and Non-Allergic Respiratory Disease Among Farmers
Respiratory Health of Agricultural Producers in Clinical Practice
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, New Orleans, LA
The AgriSafe Network is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Network makes every effort to be fiscally responsible and transparent with funds.
AgriSafe engaged Young Advisor Council Member, Katelyn Haydett, M.S.from East Texas to develop a youth targeted curriculum on Zoonotic Disease.
Marlon Nunez Sanchez served as our summer Health Communications intern, with a strong interest in Environmental Health and Agriculture, Marlon assisted in the Spanish translation of AgriSafe resources and expanded AgriSafe's presence in social media.
Interns Pave a Path