NFSHW23: Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease on Farms, Ranches and Ag Workplaces
Recorded On: 09/19/2023
Summary: Farmers, ranchers, and ag operators were deemed ‘essential’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning how to protect employees, families, clients, and the community evolved throughout the pandemic and uncertainty was often difficult to navigate. In the webinar, we hope to bring forward some of the lessons learned during the pandemic and help share strategies for responding to infectious disease outbreaks in the future.
Intended Audience: Farmers, ranchers, ag employers, ag operators, ag safety and health professionals, rural healthcare providers, veterinarians, ag community members
Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…
- Review prevention strategies for interrupting infectious disease transmission.
- Identify common sources of disease transmission in agricultural settings.
- Describe appropriate personal protective equipment for ag settings.
- Locate resources for accurate and timely information for future infectious disease outbreaks
Carrie Klumb, MPH
Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health
Carrie is an epidemiologist in the Zoonotic Diseases Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and is the project coordinator for MDH's project associated with the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) at the University of Minnesota. This project focuses on surveillance of zoonotic diseases in agricultural workers, their families, and others exposed to agricultural settings. She also plans annual Healthy Fairs Workshops and Agritourism Workshops for those involved in county fairs and agritourism. She received her MPH from the University of Minnesota in Environmental Health.