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Ag Safety and Health, Women in Agriculture April 09, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF


Photo of a women practicing safe use of a shovel.
Photo permission from Green Heron Tools for use in Women in Agriculture educational articles on FReSH.

The Ag Safety and Health Community of Practice and the Enhancing Educational Programming for Beginning Farm and Ranch Women are working together to provide a one-stop for resources about agricultural safety, health and mechanization information specifically for women. New material, resources and links will be posted as available.

Women, Tools and Ergonomics

Shovels: Background, Challenges and Recommendations

Women in Agriculture Initiative (USDA)

Women in Ag Landing Page (USDA)

Online Course(s): AgSafety4U

AgSafety4u is an online course designed for youth (ages 16 and up), new and beginning farmers, and for employers and employees of agricultural operations looking to enhance their knowledge and/or to provide professional development with a heavy emphasis on tractor and machinery.  Individuals who take this course and pass the online quizzes will be able to print a certificate of completion. 

Project Funding Acknowledgement:
This material is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S.D.A., under award number 2014-68006-21873.
AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians Project is supported under USDA/NIFA Special Projects 2013-41590-21025 in collaboration with Penn State Extension.
The Missouri AgrAbility Project is supported by funds from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under sponsored project number 2014-41590-22323.



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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.