Rural veterans love their country, their family and their land. They are the leaders who mobilize when natural disasters impact small towns. They act to help others in need. Together we aim to discover creative solutions that protect the veteran from illness and injury while farming. How does one’s service (whether deployed or not) increase their risk while working in agriculture? We know military exposure can impact ones health. When you combine military exposure with farm hazards and financial mental strain of farming what are the health disparities? We believe that veterans can farm strong while farming well.
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Additional Webinars for Veteran Farmers
- Understanding Agricultural Respiratory Hazards and Respirator Selection
- Respiratory Fit Testing in Agricultural Communities
Working with Livestock:
- Invest in Your Health: Prevention of Zoonotic Diseases
- Don't Get Stuck! Preventing Needle Stick Injuries in Agricultural Settings
Farm Equipment Safety:
- Agricultural ATV Safety
- Understanding the Tractor Factor
- Confined Space -- Grain Bin Entry
- Prevention of Grain Dust Explosions
Resources for veterans working in agriculture
Whole Body Vibration handoutResource about the impacts of whole body vibration
Which respirator is right for the farm work you do?Guidance to help match respirators to ag work
Improving the Health of Farmer Military Veterans Virtual Think Tank ResultsAgriSafe Network conducted a virtual Think Tank on the role that rural healthcare providers could play in the improvement of the health of farmer military veterans. The presentation was marked by polling questions that gauged the attendees opinions and perspectives on the needs and health disparities of farmer military veterans. The results are attached in this guide.
Agricultural Respirator Selection Guiderespirator selection guide for working in agriculture
Tips and Tricks for Better SleepTips and tricks for better sleep
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