The NC Agromedicine Institute is a University of North Carolina Institute.

Member Universities:
East Carolina University
North Carolina State University
NC Agricultural & Technical State University

Welcome to the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, a University of North Carolina inter-institutional institute whose partners are East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  In addition to our university partners, the Institute relies heavily on its collaborative partnerships with the agricultural community, other universities, businesses, health care organizations, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations who are dedicated to identifying and addressing the health and safety risks of farmers, foresters, fishers, their families and communities in North Carolina and surrounding states in the mid-Atlantic region (i.e., Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and eastern Tennessee).

Our goal is to reduce injury and illness by conducting research that leads to practical solutions and developing effective educational approaches that can be of benefit daily to the end user. Ultimately we want farming, logging and fishing workplaces to be safe and healthy for all.

Please help yourself to the information provided in these pages and let us know your questions or comments. We would appreciate hearing about the work you or others are doing related to agricultural health and safety so that we can partner with you and share with our stakeholders.

Current Announcements

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Sun Safety Brochure: Change your Hat. Inside page. Outside Page

From NIOSH: Safe. Skilled. Ready for Workforce Initiative

From the CDC: Diagnosis & Management of Q Fever.

OSHA Best Practices for Occupational Spirometry

From NPR: Buried in Grain

Agricultural Respiratory Health Advisory Need help locating, selecting, &/or fitting respiratory protection? Let us help! Contact Barb Gallagher, RN Nurse Coordinator, AgriSafe Network of NC. 252.744.1023 or 252.744.1008. E-mail

Hats off to the Strawberry Association for its healthy & safe farms column (pg:2) & for promoting respirator fit test training (pg:9) in their newsletter! See it here!

"Request for Information Form"

Need assistance locating a ROPS for retrofitting an older tractor? Check out the University of Kentucky ROPS guide at:

New Agritourism Web Guide Helps Farm Operators Keep Visitors Safe.

Farm Equipment & Highway Safety. Be safe on the road during this busy season.

PPE Dress For Success brochure