Outreach and Community Engagement

Outreach at UMASH is essential to reaching farmers, families, workers, and their communities.

Outreach and engagement supports increased knowledge and practice of health and safety, and strengthens connections in agricultural communities to work better together. Learn more about the various ways UMASH works to spread the agricultural health and safety message, including farm shows and agriculture-related events, social media, videos, Spotlight Stories, In the Field posts, webinars, podcasts and more.

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In The Field
These posts are a summary of UMASH outreach activities in the region.  These summaries highlight specific details of the event/topic, partnerships involved and why this work is important to the Upper MIdwest agricultural community
Events and Campaigns
UMASH participates in national and local events to increase awareness about ag safety and health hazards and provide resources for preventing illness and injury.  A key component of these safety campaigns is increasing awareness of safety resources available through the US Ag Centers’ YouTube channel, as well as those available through each of the individual ag center websites. If your organization would like to partner with UMASH on a future ag safety campaign, please contact our Outreach Director, Megan Schossow at schos021@umn.edu
Success stories
UMASH Success Stories provide a glimpse into the successful work being done by researchers on our projects and showcasing valuable research to practice concepts. These stories present a summary of the problem, how it is being addressed, as well as links to resources and additional information.
Spotlight Stories
Spotlight Stories are a detailed narrative which bring farm safety and health to the forefront. Do you have a personal farm safety story to share? Does your organization develop or deliver agricultural safety and health training workshops, resources, or related programming?  Send story ideas to: umash@umn.edu
Emerging Issues
The goal of the UMASH Emerging Issues Program is to identify and respond to emerging or re-emerging issues that may impact the health and well-being of the agricultural workforce and their families. UMASH offers funding for partner projects on a specific emerging issue, identified at the yearly UMASH forum.