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Animal Handling Training Guides: Swine

The Upper Midwest is home to swine production. From farrow to finish, producers need to be aware of the risks associated with hog farming and take precautions to avoid illness and injury. UMASH has developed two videos and teaching guides for producers to focus on safety in their operation. These guides are intended for training by farmers, ranchers, …

Cultivating Resilience in Rural Communities Toolkit

The Cultivating Resilience in Rural Communities toolkit was developed to support conversations on stress and mental health in the agricultural community. The toolkit includes a discussion guide, participant worksheet, video and other materials that discussion leaders can use to plan, prepare and host a group conversation on mental health in agriculture …

UMASH Farm Safety Check

Agriculture can be a dangerous job.  Safety and health can be overwhelming with the number of hazards on the farm.  Too often we hear or read of farm incidents where a farm worker or family member was seriously injured or killed.  At UMASH, we believe these injuries are preventable. The UMASH Farm Safety Check is a quick review to identify and …

Animal Handling Training Guides: Dairy

Working with large animals can be challenging for farmers and workers… UMASH has developed training guides to accompany the 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship. These guides are intended for training by farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. …

Bilingual Curriculum for Dairy Worker Safety Training

Seguridad en las lecherías is a health and safety intervention for immigrant workers in dairy. This award winning project uses a popular education model that includes worker training and promotores de salud (or Community Health Workers) to reduce worksite hazards and to improve worker knowledge and practices. Through extensive input from workers, health …