Progress Report | Preparing Women in Agriculture
AgriSafe launched a new partnership with FarmHer, a company which documents women in agriculture through photography. They offer stories of women in agriculture through radio, television, and blogs. AgriSafe attended "I am FarmHer" Mini Series December 5, 2017 in Sheffield, IA to introduce AgriSafe and its resources for women including our Women’s fact sheet and the newly revised Women’s Ag Health Risk Assessment. As a follow-up AgriSafe was asked to author a Blog that launched in December 28, 2017with a focus on healthy habits in the new year. Lastly, AgriSafe has been invited as a panelist to present during the I Am FarmHer event this summer, which will include follow-up messages from the conference and future blog content.
The new partnership with FarmHer is estimated to reach over 100,000 farm women through out the US.
Women in Ag Conference
300 Women received AgriSafe fact sheets, women also reached through exhibit
January 12, 2018
AgriSafe aims to create Stories from the Field from women farmers.
Our goal is to collect and share stories that inspire other women farmers to improve their health and safety while working on the farm.
AgriSafe created a brief online form to assist with the collection of stories. Staff have researched platforms for sharing stories such as through Story Corps. During this women were invited to share their stories.
March 14, 2018
December 5, 2017
Feb 28-March 1
AgriSafe staff Linda Emanuel 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.
30 women touched
I am FarmHer Blog featured Linda Emanuel healthy tips for women
AgriSafe in the News. Fremont Tribune Story about Women and Ag Hazards. 9,500 readers
400 attended & 60 Ag Women reached
Triumph of Ag, Omaha, NE
Fremont Corn Expo
AgriSafe donated 4 backpacks designed for farm women with all the necessary PPE
170 Women Reached
I am FarmHer Mini Series
Lunch & Learn on Hearing Protection
200 Producers Attended & 25 Women Reached
Butler County Ag Expo
January 4, 2018
AgriSafe hired Linda Emanuel, RN to serve as a Community Health Nurse assisting with outreach education for women working in agriculture.
Raised on a Nebraska row crop and livestock farm, Linda received Agromedicine training at University of Nebraska Medical Center.
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.
December 28, 2017
The AgriSafe team was effective in engaging farm women to consider simple steps to improve their health.
They created a clear backpack filled with $120 of personal protective equipment designed just for farm women.
Four backpacks were donated during farm events.
Funding for this project is provided by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, NIOSH AFF Grant U54 OH010162.
visit us online at www.agrisafe.org