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Agritourism Health and Safety Resources

Opening your farm to visitors is a great way for people to get a first-hand look at agriculture. Protecting the safety and health of farm visitors is essential to providing a great experience and protecting your assets. Take time to plan and prepare for guests on your farm by visiting http://umash.umn.edu/agritourism for agritourism resources including …

Aging on The Farm

This video addresses the current aging population as it relates to farmers, farm families and workers. The average age of farmers is 58 and many choose to continue to work and live on the farm as it is a way of life. This video highlights: Farming and ranching is rated one of the most dangerous and physically demanding occupations in the United States. …

Protecting Pigs and People from the Flu

Protecting Pigs and People from the Flu addresses the transmission of flu from humans to pigs and pigs to humans and the necessary precautionary steps to avoid spreading the virus. Virus transmission is most likely to occur where people and pigs are in close proximity – in swine barns, at exhibitions or fairs, or in slaughterhouses. Receiving a flu …

Moving Sows – Be Safe and Smart

Moving Sows – Be Safe and Smart demonstrates the best practices for moving sows. Sows can be large and unpredictable animals, so it is important to have a plan and understand animal behavior to avoid injury. This video discusses the basic concepts of using pressure on the flight zone to move animals in the direction you want them to go. Safe handling …

Mental Health and Agriculture

This Mental Health Motion Graphic focuses on mental health in agriculture. This video is a conversation starter and should be used in conjunction with a program that discusses mental health in more depth. The video highlights: – The health statistics associated with mental health – Factors contributing to farmer stress including finances, isolation, …

6 Tips for Biosecurity – A Guide for Youth Livestock Exhibitors

4-H youth, or other individuals showing livestock or poultry, need to understand and implement sound biosecurity practices to prevent the spread of diseases between animals and people, also called zoonotic diseases. This video describes six simple biosecurity practices to help keep you and your animals healthy. For more information and resources on …

Keep Food Safe – 4H Food Stand Worker Training

Keeping the public safe from foodborne illness is important when working at a 4-H food stand, county fair or other similar venue. Your organization is responsible for ensuring food safety measures are followed after leaving the barn and preparing to work in the food stand. This video covers the basics of food safety when preparing and serving food to …

One Health Explained

One Health Explained The concept of One Health began as an interdisciplinary response to emerging infectious diseases of animal origins. Because the environment, animals and people all affect each other, the One Health approach is an ideal model for addressing health and safety in agriculture workers. If you are working with people you are also thinking …

Animal Agritourism: Lay out a Plan for Success

Agritourism is a growing business, offering the public a chance to interact with animals in a way that they may otherwise not be able to do. However, even healthy animals can carry diseases that are harmful to guests, and it’s in your best interest as an operator to ensure your guests are safe during their visit to your farm. This video describes …

US Ag Centers YouTube Channel

The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers have created a joint YouTube Channel to share agricultural safety and health video resources. Topics include: respiratory protection, livestock safety, tractor and machinery, child development, emergency response, grain safety, pesticide safety, heat illness prevention, ladder safety and hearing protection. …