Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course

Agricultural safety and health is going online.

The virtual course will be held during the regularly scheduled week, June 8-12, 2020.

CEUs are available and the cost of the course is $250. Find more information below.

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The Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course has been the national model of effective agricultural safety and health education for over a decade. 

Live Course Components

Expert instruction is provided by experienced faculty and specialists including Board-Certified Physicians, Veterinarians, and Certified Industrial Hygienists. The course includes:

  • Agricultural Safety and Health Activities
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Safety and Rescue Demonstration Videos
  • Farm Tour Video
  • Case Studies/Panel Discussions
  • Podcasts
  • Producer and Provider Perspectives

 Ag Course Schedule









* schedule is subject to change

Course Faculty

The course is appropriate for health care providers, public health practitioners, veterinarians, safety and health managers, and anyone interested in the unique safety and health needs of rural and agricultural communities.

The course provides information and skills needed to enable safety and health professionals to anticipate, recognize, and prevent occupational illnesses and injuries among members of the agricultural community.





Course Director

Diane Rohlman, PhD, Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Academic Credit

The course may be taken for 3 hours of graduate credit from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Students must register for OEH:6110, Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine (Summer Session 2020).

Continuing education


Attendees seeking AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM will self-claim their credits and print their certificates at the conclusion of the conference via the UI College of Medicine’s CME Portal. Instructions will be provided at check-in.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the University of Iowa College of Public Health. The Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Designation: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine designates this Other activity (live activity and enduring materials) for a maximum of 35.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. 


This program is offered in cooperation with the University of Iowa College of Nursing, an Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider, Number 1. With full week attendance, 35.25 contact hours will be awarded. CEU cards will not be accepted until the end of the week.


The Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine has approved this program for 31.75 CEU.

Emergency Medical Services

The program has been approved for EMS Continuing Education Hours by the University of Iowa Hospital’s EMS Learning Resources Center, Iowa Approved Provider #18. The EMSLRC designates full week attendance at this activity for 14 Formal Education (FE) credits, and 6 Optional Education (OE) credits.

General CEUs

General CEUs will be awarded by the UI Center for Conferences. Attendance for the full week will award 3.53 General CEUs for 35.25 contact hours.

Educational Objectives 

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Registration fee includes course materials and awarding of continuing education credit.

Registration Fee

Due to the necessary change in presentation format, the course fee has been reduced to $250. Please note that pre-registration is required and registration closes on Thursday, June 4th.

Full Week                                     $250

Refund Policy: If circumstances arise and you are unable to attend, please notify us of your registration cancellation by Thursday, June 4, 2020. You will be reimbursed $100.

Course Fee Waiver

Course registration fee waivers are available for the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Agricultural Safety and Health Course, June 8-12, 2020. With support from Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and the University of Iowa’s Endowed Chair in Rural Safety and Health, we are pleased to provide a limited number of waivers, awarded on a rolling basis. In previous years, up to 5 applications per year have been funded.


Send your completed application, with one-page resume or CV, to:

Kay Mohling
Agricultural Safety and Health Course Coordinator
UI Research Park, 202 IREH
Iowa City, IA  52242-5000


The virtual course will be held online June 8-12, 2020. Registrants will receive connection information prior to the beginning of the course.


Contact Kay Mohling.

If you need assistance with online registration, please contact the University of Iowa Center for Conferences at 800-551-9029 or 319-335-4141

Funded in part by NIOSH grant number U54 OH007548 to the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health