Syngenta Corporation's THRIVE magazine cited NURSE AP Director Deb Reed, PhD, RN, MSPH, FAAOHN, in a first quarter 2014 feature article on farm safety and health. Dr. Reed will be speaking on agricultural safety and health and other issues at the 2014 National Conference of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), May 5-8, 2014. Look for Southeast Center representatives at these upcoming events as well:

Like the NURSE AP project, the Economics of Prevention and CROPS pilot studies continue to demonstrate an impact on education and farm practice:

North Laurel County HS and FFA students

Photos left and above right: North Laurel County High School agricultural mechanics students learned about the value of prevention while building a cost-effective rollover protective structure (CROPS) for a local farmer during the 2012-2013 term. (Carol Mills, The Sentinel Echo, May 2013). In October, a Southeast Center exhibit featuring the CROPS project and the new Hazard Ridge digital learning game proved highly popular at the National FFA Convention in Louisville. (Jennifer Watson, EOP project)

Available online: The Kentucky ROPS Guide

To protect unguarded tractors with lifesaving roll bars (ROPS), farmers and technicians can easily determine ROPS retrofit availability by tractor make and model: http://www.ca.uky.edu/rops