GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Agricultural Health and Safety Initiative. The University of Florida is the center’s lead institution. UF partners with other universities throughout the southeastern United States to promote occupational health and safety among those who live and work on the estimated 240,000 farms operating in the region, as well as those in the forestry and fishery industries.
The goal of this meeting is to equip organizations that serve agricultural and rural communities with the tools for identifying early signs of mental health issues and how to help those struggling find help. This meeting will include representatives from Florida’s agricultural industries and state agencies, as well as social scientists from UF/IFAS and elsewhere in the southeastern United States.
UF/IFAS Extension Straughn Professional Development Center
2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611
March 12, 2020, 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
–Samantha G. Murray, UF/IFAS