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Tag: Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety

UF/IFAS Extension works with FDACS to help farmworkers stay safe from COVID

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By Lourdes Rodriguez and Brad Buck UF/IFAS Extension experts are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the pandemic.   UF/IFAS Extension agents are partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), county health agencies… Read More

Survey: Florida’s Extension professionals feel prepared to serve as ‘information first responders’ during COVID-19

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Extension professionals have a unique role in their communities and are often trusted to communicate scientific information. A recent survey revealed that Florida’s Extension network is well-equipped to inform their communities about COVID-19, utilizing credible… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat,… Read More

Expert Researchers Meet to Discuss Science Related to Heat Stress

By Ashley McLeod GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers representing disciplines such as the military, agriculture and sports medicine met in late October to discuss the latest advances in science and technology related to occupational heat stress in the Southeast…. Read More

UF Researcher to Study Migration Trends, Health of Emerging Farm Workers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As the University of Florida IFAS Extension director for Hendry County, Gene McAvoy has seen firsthand a sea change in the types of workers now coming to the United States to work on farms. “It… Read More

Pilot research projects selected for funding to improve agricultural worker safety, health

By Ricky Telg The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is awarding more than $56,000 to three pilot research projects to improve the safety and health of agricultural workers. Scientists will use mobile app monitoring to… Read More