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Farm Safety Check: Towing

February 2022 Winter and spring can be tough seasons for towing, with conditions including snow, ice and mud. Towing can be dangerous in a number of ways, some of which include using the wrong rope or chain, insufficient towing vehicle, and possible bystanders who can distract and may be injured in the process.   SAFETY CHECKLIST Is the vehicle …

New Year – New UMASH

We are pleased to welcome Devon Charlier as our Evaluations and Communications Manager. …

SPOTLIGHT: Working through the Winter: Cold Stress Toolkit

FEBRUARY 2022 Upper Midwest winters are known for biting cold, chilling winds, ice, snow, and sleet. For those in agriculture, especially those working with livestock, the work doesn’t stop in the winter – making cold conditions not only a challenge but a serious hazard on the farm. While working through the winter chill may be tempting, cold, …

SPOTLIGHT: Taking a Closer Look: UMASH Research Brief

JANUARY 2022 One of the first UMASH research projects was the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues. This project brought together a diverse group of people from many backgrounds to address health and safety on the farm. This well-established network has become an important way to exchange ideas and share expertise …

SPOTLIGHT: But Wait, There’s More – Training Guides and Videos for Swine Producers

JANUARY 2022 Almost everyone likes a good deal, or an extra perk. The Upper Midwest is home to a number of animal agriculture producers, one of which is farrowing and finishing hogs. Whether you are a small, mid-size or large producer, the risks of working in the industry are the same. UMASH has added additional training resources to our swine animal …

Any Questions?

DECEMBER 2021 FFA’ers across Minnesota came together online for their Career Development Event (CDE) on December 13, 2021.  Megan Schossow and Carol Peterson worked with the Ag Communication faculty (Rebecca Swenson, Troy McKay and Garrett Steede) to offer a press conference event where students heard the following accouncement: Breaking: safety …

Wrap it Up: UMASH publishes 2021 Annual Report

DECEMBER 2021 The UMASH  2021 Annual Report is online and ready to read. The annual report is an opportunity for UMASH to share with the public an overview of our center and showcase the research, outreach, engagement and evaluation projects from the past year. This compilation is also a good time for us to reflect future opportunities as well as past …

MRASH 2021: Focusing on vulnerable farmworkers

Agriculture safety and health professionals took to Zoom to share the latest engagement strategies, new research, and build networks at the 2021 Midwest Regional Agricultural Safety and Health Conference (MRASH). In November 10’s roundtable, You’ve Got Mail, Megan Schossow joined National Farm Medicine Center’s Melissa Ploeckelman and Progressive Agriculture Safety Days Jana Davidson to talk about using and measuring success with email marketing. …