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Reaching Across Regions at MN Farmfest

The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) added farm safety and health to the agenda at MN Farmfest 2021. Collaborating with our partners, UMASH and exhibitors reached farmers from all across Minnesota, providing key information and resources to keep farmers and their families safe, healthy, and injury free! …

Staying Safe and Staying in Business: a Farmfest Panel

AUGUST 2020 “We’ve transitioned the event online” seems to be the norm for the time being. This year, Minnesota Farmfest moved their programming online. UMASH and the Minnesota Safety Council co-hosted a panel on August 4, 2020, Staying Safe and Staying in Business, to launch the three days of live programming. There are many risks on the farm- …

SPOTLIGHT: Allow Me To Demonstrate

JULY 2020 Demonstrations can be an effective method of both teaching and learning. In addition to reading and hearing information, seeing and practicing can help one understand even better. In an effort to keep farmers up to date with safety and health information, UMASH is going online with the help and expertise of a number of organizations. The UMASH …

Under the Roof at Farmfest

The UMASH staff hit the road and got their boots on the ground in Redwood County, MN, for Farmfest 2019, which attracts over 30,000 people every year. This year (2019) UMASH collaborated with Farm Bureau Financial to bring a new venue to the show. The Farm Bureau Financial Wellness and Safety Pavilion was a joint venture to bring health and safety …

UMASH Brings Health and Safety to Farmfest

A new Wellness and Safety Pavilion brought health, safety and wellness resources and activities to attendees at Minnesota Farmfest, August 6-8, 2019. Co-sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services and UMASH, the area featured live safety demonstrations, free health screenings, and a large health and safety exhibitor tent (25+ organizations) with resources …

SPOTLIGHT: One Stop Shop for Wellness and Safety at Minnesota Farmfest

AUGUST 2019 Being efficient is key to getting jobs done on the farm.  Farm Bureau Financial Services and UMASH understand this need and encourage farmers to be safe and healthy at the same time. New to Farmfest this year is the Farm Bureau Financial Services Wellness and Safety Pavilion.  It is a one stop shop to learn from over 25 exhibitors on …

SPOTLIGHT: The Multiplier Effect – US Ag Centers at Minnesota Farmfest

JULY 2019 The term “multiplier effect” is a term you may be familiar with and one commonly used in the world of economics.  UMASH and our neighboring U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers  also apply the multiplier effect in the world of safety and health as it relates to reaching farmers, farm families and workers. UMASH and our colleagues …

SPOTLIGHT: In the Interest of Safety

The phrase, “in a split second” is used frequently to describe all types of situations that happen quickly and without time to react, many of which can be life threatening events.   …

SPOTLIGHT: Take time for a Wellness Check at Farmfest

Minnesota Farmfest is offering a convenient way to get a free health screening during the show August 6 – 8, 2019. The screenings are part of a larger safety and wellness initiative at Farmfest in 2019. The Farm Bureau Financial Wellness and Safety Pavilion is a collaboration between Farm Bureau Financial Services and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. In addition to health screenings, this new area will showcase live farm safety and rescue demonstrations and over 20 exhibitors with up to date agricultural safety and health information on a variety of topics. …