There are more older workers in agriculture than in any other industry, with the average age approaching 60. Without adequate support, the impacts of aging
UMASH Success Stories provide a glimpse into the successful work being done by researchers on our projects. These stories present a summary of the problem, how it is being addressed, as well as links to resources and additional information.
UMASH Success Story: Supporting Agricultural Safety and Health Throughout the Lifespan
UMASH Success Story: Responding to Issues like COVID-19
COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way that we work on the farm: food production systems have been greatly taxed, and as with all essential work, agricultural
UMASH Success Story: Minnesota Farmfest 2019
Agriculture is an occupation and a way of life for farmers and their family members who live and work on the farm. It is also an industry with high rates
UMASH Success Story: Stress and Mental Health
Stress, depression, and suicide are on the mind of agricultural communities, where economic, social, and environmental forces challenge the health and
UMASH Success Story: Farm Safety Check
The Farm Safety Check was launched in January 2017 to provide farmers with a simple tool to identify and fix potential hazards before they cause harm to
UMASH Success Story: Telling the Story Project
Telling the Story Project features real-life experiences and personal accounts of families and individuals directly affected by injuries and close calls.
UMASH Success Story: Training Rural Firefighters
The “Rural Firefighters Delivering Agricultural Safety and Health,” or RF-DASH, project is training and equipping firefighters/EMS with tools and
UMASH Success Story: Dairy Worker Safety Training
Immigrant workers make up nearly half of the dairy labor force and dairies employing immigrants produce 79% of the US milk supply. However, most workers
UMASH Success Story: Agritourism – The New Frontier
Many people are not familiar with the risks associated with visiting a working farm. Agritourism events, including school field trips, petting zoos, county
UMASH Success Story: Low Stress Animal Handling
A major source of anxiety for the cow or the pig is people. Stressed cattle and pigs are more difficult to handle and this puts workers at an increased
UMASH Success Story: Preventing Needlestick Injuries
Needlestick injury research shows that over 80% of farm workers and 73% of swine veterinarians working in animal agriculture have accidentally stuck themselves.