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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

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About Certified Safe Farm

The goal of Certified Safe Farm of North Carolina is to improve the safety and health of North Carolina's farm families and employees using a proven, community-based program. The Certified Safe Farm of NC and AgriSafe of NC programs will coordinate their work to:

·       save lives, lost work days, and costs;

·       reduce injury;

·       improve health

on North Carolina farms.  This pilot program is available in Johnston, Sampson, and Duplin counties and is funded by a grant to NC State University, in partnership with the NC Agromedicine Institute, from the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.

The Certified Safe Farm of North Carolina (CSF-NC) program includes an on-farm safety review of 17 worksite areas for safety features and hazards and are conducted by specially-trained county Cooperative Extension agents with the farm operator. Farms who receive a passing score receive recognition signs for their farm entrance and farm shop.

Farmers in these counties are also eligible for 50/50 cost share funds to make safety and health improvements, such as adding guards to machinery or purchasing personal protective equipment.  In addition, AgriSafe-NC and CSF-NC staff collaborate on outreach and education events and coordinate services. 

 To schedule an on-farm safety review for your farm, contact:

·        Johnston: Tim Britton, 919-989-5380

·        Duplin: Amanda Hatcher, 910-296-2143

·        Sampson: Paul Gonzalez, 910-592-7161

Find out more about the program in our brochure

 Our program has received national and state-wide attention. See what Successful Farming and NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission  have to say about Certified Safe Farm and AgriSafe.

CSF-NC and AgriSafe-NC and are based on proven model programs developed (1987) and implemented (1996-2005) by Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. CSF-NC is the first state program to launch a full-scale pilot  of Certified Safe Farm outside of Iowa. AgriSafe of North Carolina is the first state affiliate of the AgriSafe Network, a non-profit, national network for health providers established in 2003 with members in 16 states. Long-term goals of the combined programs are to develop incentives and to expand AgriSafe-NC and Certified Safe Farm-NC to the entire state of North Carolina.