University of Nebraska Medical Center

Agricultural Health and Safety Course for Medical and Safety Professionals

Agricultural Health and Safety Course for Medical and Safety Professionals

This course is designed to examine key health and safety issues specific to rural and agricultural workers.

Experts will present course material relevant to those working in health care, public health, education, and safety professions.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Evaluate the core elements of agricultural medicine.
  2. Integrate the anticipation, recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of occupational and environmental illnesses and injuries within rural and agricultural communities.
  3. Review the safety hazards, emergency responses, mitigation methods, and personal protection required for agricultural workers and locate educational resources for patients and stakeholders. 

Course Dates

Choose to participate in any or all of the three sessions. Registration is required.

Course Dates Session Information Attendance Option
July 9-10 Session A: Agricultural Health In-Person/Live Stream
July 11-12 Session B: Agricultural Safety and Prevention In-Person/Live Stream
July 9-Aug. 9 Session C: Special Topics Online Modules

Course Details

Registration Information

As a way of saying thank you to rural and urban health care providers, emergency services personnel, and those who provide other essential services to our communities, this course is offered free of charge. However, registration is required.

The deadline to register is July 1, 2024.


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If you need assistance with online registration, please call our Registration Office at 402-559-5929.


If you are taking this course as part of a requirement or certificate program with the UNMC College of Public Health, please note that you must register with the College to receive your course credit.

Course Director

Ellen Duysen, MPH, COHC

Research Assistant Professor; Coordinator, CS-CASH, College of Public Health, UNMC

Ellen Duysen, MPH, COHC

Planning Committee

Valeta Creason-Wahl, HMCC
Ellen Duysen, MPH, COHC
Jackie Farley
Julie Huglin
Heidi Keeler, PhD, MSN/MBA, RN
Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Risto Rautiainen, PhD
Debbie VonSeggern, NRP, EMSI
Aaron Yoder, PhD


2023 AgHealth Sponsors

This course is supported in part by NIOSH grant #5U54OH010162.


Jackie Farley

Educational Projects Coordinator, UNMC Center for Continuing Education


Jackie Farley