MAY 2021 UMASH is an interdisciplinary organization spanning five states and at least five industries (i.e., agriculture, public health, veterinary medicine,
In 2020, UMASH hosted two regional forums to engage community members, human service and health related organizations seeking input on questions like: How as a community can we support the health and safety of aging farmers, and farm families? What are the challenges and opportunities?
To build upon the ideas generated in the community forums, UMASH invited partnership proposals that would address forum themes and build partnerships in the region to respond to the needs. Four proposals were selected to partner with UMASH. The projects, as well as their activities and outcomes, generated innovative solutions and important insights about healthy and safe aging on the farm.
VIDEO: Aging on the Farm
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