Community Engagement


UMASH engages directly with the people affected by and involved in agriculture to build partnerships and create a 2-way flow of information. This includes producers, processors, agri-businesses, public health and health care practitioners, farm family members, and many others.

Throughout the year, UMASH researchers and staff connect with agricultural, scientific and community groups through seminars, meetings, public events, educational/training workshops, conferences, and presentations to share research findings, provide safety training and resources, and engage in discussions to learn about emerging needs, trends or challenges that may affect agricultural health and safety.

UMASH communicates research updates, upcoming events, and shares new and existing safety resources through our electronic newsletter, The UMASH Connection: Farms and People, and through email blasts, social media, and this website.

If you are interested in arranging a seminar or receiving more information, please contact Ruth Rasmussen, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, at or 612-625-8836.



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Ruth Rasmussen RN, MS, MPH

Continuing Education Specialist Centers for Public Health Education and OutreachSchool of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Phone: 612-625-8836