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May 2020


Dr. Deborah B. Reed, PhD, FAAOHN, FAAN, RN, agricultural health nurse, and farm family member, presented a webinar that illustrated the relationships between stress, injury, and overall health among farmers. The webinar was held on April 20 and was titled "Stress and Safety: Decrease one, Increase the other." A recording is available on the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program website.

Lawncare Safety infographicGarland Mason, AgrAbility coordinator, and Dr. Kim Niewolny created a Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) publication titled "Lawncare Safety for the Whole Family During COVID-19" which offers safety tips Farme Safety, Health, and Wellness infographicand links to several VCE publications on related topics. This publication is available on the AgrAbility Virginia website. Staff also generated six infographics to share tips from the VCE publications referenced, and published them on Facebook and Instagram.

Submitted by Virginia AgrAbility Project