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AgriSafe is offering farm safety seminars online during National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15. The dates and topics are listed below. To register, visit

Monday, Sept. 16

Noon to 1 p.m. – Understanding the Tractor Factor

Presenter: Aaron Yoder, Phd, associate professor at University of Nebraska Medical Center

2-3 p.m. – Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women

Presenter: Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S, clinical director for AgriSafe Network

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Noon to 1 p.m. – A Research Update from the Agricultural Health Study: Recent Findings, Current Work, and Future Plans

Presenter: Christine G. Parks, MSPH, PhD, staff scientist at the epidemiology branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health Studies

2-3 p.m. – Safety Sensitivity of Opioid Use in High Hazardous Industries Such as Agriculture

Presenters: Heather Lyons-Burney, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor in the division of pharmacy practice and administration at the UMKC School of Pharmacy at MSU; Ann Marie Butler Kemp, M.D., professor and associate director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and associate professor in clinical pharmacy, USCIS Civil Surgeon, University of Mississippi Medical Center; and Charlotte Halverson, RN, COHN-S, clinical director for AgriSafe Network

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Noon to 1 p.m. – Safeguarding Children and Youth who Live, Work and Play on Farms and Ranches

Presenter: Melissa Ploeckelman, outreach specialist for the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

2-3 p.m. – Exploring the Invest in Your Health Trainer Exchange

Presenter: Natalie Roy, MPH, executive director of AgriSafe Network

Thursday Sept. 19

Noon to 1 p.m. – Hazard Communication Standards

Presenter: Dan Neenan, MBA, paramedic and director of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

Friday Sept. 20

Noon to 1 p.m. – Reducing the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Perinatal Illness for Female Agricultural Producers

Presenter: Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, communications director for AgriSafe Network

You can also check out the U.S. Ag Centers on YouTube for more than 100 videos about safety and health in agriculture.

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