The Agricultural Safety and Health Course was held June 14-18, 2021.  

Save the date for next year: June 13-17, 2022.

2022 course details will be posted here as they become available.


About the course


The Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course has been the national model of effective agricultural safety and health education for over a decade. 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. Expert instruction is provided by experienced faculty and specialists including Board-Certified Physicians, Nurses, Veterinarians, and Certified Industrial Hygienists.




The Course includes:


  • Agricultural Safety and Health Activities
  • Live Lectures
  • Small-Group Discussions
  • Case Studies
  • Online Modules
  • Research Spotlights
  • Virtual Farm Tours
  • Interactive Exercises
  • Producer, Provider, and Industry Perspectives
  • Podcasts



Course dates (the 2021 course will ONLY be available online)


June 14-18, 2021



Course director


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


View the full faculty list.



Intended audience


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



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 2021).



Continuing Education Credits 




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 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.


The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this other (live and asynchronous) activity for a maximum of 37.25 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 (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine) and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.


CME Credit and Nursing CE Credit Certificates will be available to all who complete a post-conference evaluation. Instructions will be provided at check-in. Certificates will not be mailed.




The University of Iowa College of Nursing is an Iowa Board of Nursing provider #1. With full-time attendance, 37.25 contact hours will be awarded




This program has been approved for 32 CEU by the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine.


American Board of Industrial Hygiene


ABIH® Diplomates can claim CM credit for this event. See for more information.


Course topics include: Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture, Industrial Hygiene Paradigm/Case Study, Transportation Hazards in Agriculture, Physical Agents for Agricultural Health, Agricultural Injury, Pesticides, Livestock Handling, Virtual Farm Tours, Implementing Prevention Practices Based on Biological Risk Assessment, Indoor Air Quality Improvements in Pork Production, Pork Producer Industry Perspective, Rural Health and Safety: The Employer Perspective, Occupational Diseases of the Lung in Agricultural Settings, Ergonomics in Agriculture, Occupational Skin Disorders in Agriculture, Use and Selection of Personal Protective Equipment, Musculoskeletal Disorders among Agricultural Workers


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 10 Medical Credits, 8.5 Operations Credits, 1.5 Trauma Credit, and 1 Airway, Respirations and Ventilations Credit.


General CEUs


General CEUs will be awarded by the UI Center for Conferences. Attendance for the full week awards a total of 3.82 General CEUs.


Successful completion of this course allows qualified participants to join AgriSafe® as a Certified Member. AgriSafe® benefits include technical assistance, clinical resources, continuing education, and networking.

REGISTRATION FOR 2021 has closed


For registration information, please contact Diane Rohlman, Course Director.


Registration fee for the full week is $250 – Preregistration is required.


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


Registration deadline is June 7, 2021.


Refund Policy: If circumstances arise and you are unable to attend, please notify us of your registration cancellation by June 7, 2021. You will be reimbursed $100.




If you have questions about course content, please contact Kay Mohling, MA.


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


Regional Courses in Agricultural Safety and Health

To improve the delivery of agricultural safety and health services and to address unique regional needs, the Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course is offered nationally and internationally. Since 2011, the course has been delivered thirty-eight times to a total of 1270 trainees in:





North Carolina




Interested in delivering the Core Course in your location?  Contact Kay Mohling at