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Welcome to the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). UMASH is a Center of Excellence in Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention.

Within this site, you can learn more about our Center, our projects, and our evaluation program. You can contact our researchers and staff, keep up to date with the latest UMASH and agricultural news and events, and learn how your participation in our projects and community outreach can help us identify and address existing and emerging issues in agricultural safety and health.


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Latest News from "In the Field"

UMASH Partners Receive Research Collaboration award from National Safety Council

Research Collaboration AwardJune 12, 2015 - The National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC), Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), and four partner organizations received the inaugural Stakeholder Collaboration in Occupational Injury Research Award, sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC). The award was presented May 19 as part of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS) 2015 in Kingwood, WV. The award recognizes broad stakeholder collaborative efforts in the UMASH project, Seguridad en las Lecherías: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety.

The Seguridad project tests culturally-appropriate, popular education approaches and the promotor de salud or community health worker model to provide health and safety training to immigrant dairy workers in Wisconsin. In the promotor model, lay people are trained to educate their peers. To date, the Seguridad project has partnered with 54 farms throughout Wisconsin, training 737 workers and 37 promotores, totaling to over 2,639 training hours. This effort has resulted in a demonstrated increase in health and safety knowledge among participating dairy workers.

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Upcoming Events


2015 Minnesota Rural Health Conference
Partnerships in Progress

June 29-30
Duluth, Minnesota
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Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals - The Core Course

July 8-12
Iowa City, Iowa
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2015 AVMA Annual Convention
July 10-14
Boston, Massachusetts
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2015 National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Annual Meeting
July 12-16
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals - The Core Course

July 14-17
Omaha, Nebraska
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MCN Webinar
¿Puede la gente elegir su propia salud?

July 15
12:00
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AGRISAFE Webinar
Hearing Program Adapted to Agriculture

July 22
12:00
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17th Annual Agricultural Media Summit
Blaze Your New Trail

July 25-29
Scottsdale, Arizona
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American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual Meeting

July 26-29
New Orleans, Louisiana
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