Educational Programs

 

For more than 30 years, the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health has provided education and training related to agricultural safety and health to farmers, agricultural workers, and rural communities. Our goal is to educate rural healthcare providers, EMTs, veterinarians, and other leaders on how to best assist the agricultural community.

 

GPCAH offers a variety of educational materials and courses that focus on promoting agricultural health and safety, including the Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course.

Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course

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.

Ag Health 101

This audio program has 10 units on topics important to agricultural health, including confined spaces, heat illnesses, and pesticides. Within each unit, there are multiple micro-lessons, each ending with a discussion question to reflect on what has been discussed and how to integrate the information into your personal life or onto the farm.

Intermediate Ag Health

Online modules that cover a variety of hazards on the farm, designed to be taken on a computer, with a pre- and post-test integrated into each module’s course.

Graduate Education

GPCAH offers courses to help students gain “hands-on” practical and research experience. These courses are for those seeking a career path that includes agricultural safety and health.