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August 2010


Congratulations are in order to the Vermont Farm Health Task Force, for 3 successful years of collaboration, networking, effective programming, and raising awareness about the significant health and safety issues faced by Vermont’s farm communities, and addressing a variety of solutions!  VT AgrAbility staff served as Task Force members and contributed significantly to the notable accomplishments of the past year. This included providing Agricultural Health and Occupational Safety training for health care practitioners and ag professionals, Stress Management for Ag Professionals workshops,the Farm First Program providing EAP supports to VT Dairy Farmers in this time of economic stress, cooperation with the Barn Fire Prevention Task Force, and outreach and education to rural clinics and health care practitioners regarding migrant and immigrant worker health issues.

Submitted by: Janis Moore