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
Current Announcements

Cost Effective Rollover Protective Structure (CROPS) from the NIOSH Science Blog

Just released: 2013 Winter Spring Agromedicine Newsletter. Inside Agromedicine

Save the date! September 15-21. National Farm Safety & Health Week. More details here

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina Oral Health Initiative

From the CDC: Diagnosis & Management of Q Fever

OSHA Best Practices for Occupational Spirometry

From NPR: Buried In Grain

Save the date! The 2013 NC Primary Care Conference is June 20-22 at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte. Deadline to submit a poster is May 17. Visit the website for more details!

Vidant Medical formerly known as EastCare Landing Zone Card. Information about landing zone requirements for helicopters. Useful for farm emergency planning. See their website for more details.

NC Farmworker Institute Summit & Networking Event. April 17 8:30-4pm in Chapel Hill NC. See our calendar for more details!

Early bird registration deadline approaching soon for the 2013 AgrAbility National Training Workshop in Minneapolis, MN. April 8-11. More details here.

Free AgriSafe Webinar. April 10 12-1pm. Topic:Confined Spaces of Grain Bin Entry. Visit our calendar for more details!

Listen to the AgrAbility Webinar on Mental Health First Aid here. You can also view the presentation on our resource page & if you did attend please take a moment to fill out the evaluation. Thank you!

Save the date! NIOSH announces upcoming Stake Holder Meeting on Respiratory Protection for Healthcare workers on June 18, 213 at the CDC in Atlanta GA. View our calendar for more details.

USDA Risk Management Agency approved handout: Crop Insurance Sales Closing Date

Agricultural Respiratory Health Advisory Need help locating, selecting, &/or fitting respiratory protection? Let us help! Contact Barb Gallagher, RN Nurse Coordinator AgriSafe Network of North Carolina. (252) 744-1023 or (252) 744-1008. Outside 252 area code: 1-855-247-4723. Email

USDA announces request for applications for FY 2014 Farm to School Grants. Read the release here.

Monsanto Fund Opportunity: Americas Farmers Grow Rural Education Program. Details here

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! Check it out here

NC DHHS Press Release: DHHS Invites Stakeholders to the Table: Process for Long Term Reform & Innovation in Medicaid. Read release here.

Read about what the Institute was up to the past year (2012) by clicking here and viewing our Agromedicine in Review Report.

Hot off the press! Check out our Fall 2012: Inside Agromedicine Newsletter!

2013 North American Agricultural Safety Summit announces speakers. Read full text here.

Agriculture Health Study Publication Updates. November 2012.Read document here.

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

Learn how to conduct qualitative respirator fit tests & purchase your own qualitative fit test kit! Click here for more details.

Farm Emergency Planning Template Now Available. Download it here.

3 Agricultural Medicine Course Session dates, topics and details announced.View the info here or check out our calendar 

Job announcement: Farmworker Health Specialist: Click here for more information & contact info.

Get 12 months of safety messages with the 2013 Childhood Agricultural Safety Network Calendar. Topics include all-terrain vehicles, agritourism, supervision, weather safety, personal protective equipment, poison control and – new this year – a child development chart that helps parents assign appropriate agricultural work to their kids. Two dozen organizations collaborated. To order FREE copies, contact the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety,, 1-800-662-6900.

New Agritourism Web Guide Helps Farm Operators Keep Visitors Safe. Check it out here!

Farm Equipment & Highway Safety
. Be safe on the read during this busy season. Read how here.

Check out our Summer 2012 Inside Agromedicine Newsletter-we've been busy!

PPE Dress For Success brochure
2012 Blue Print for Child Safety in Agriculture (downloadable document)

Agricultural Health Study: Answering questions about farming and health. Please stay involved!
Agricultural Health Study 2012 NC Update

Browse our materials on heat & sun safety here:
Heat Stress (Spanish)
Heat Stress (English)
Sun Protection
Skin Cancer Signs

Read our Spring Inside Agromedicine newsletter!

Have you checked out the OSHA Heat Safety Tool application? Ways to stay safe in the summer time is right at your finger tips!

Learn more about the Affordable Health Care Act and Importance of Preventable Health Care from U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack & Carolyn Sheridan, Clinical Director, National AgriSafe Network by clicking here and listening to the recording of a recent National Open Call.

Congratulations to Barbara Gallagher our AgriSafe RN who has been chosen AgriSafe Provider of the Year! Read more here!

The NCAI Family is proud to announce that AgriSafe NC-Certified Safe Farm Project County Team has been selected for this years N.C. Cooperative Extension Service Foundation Grange Search for Excellence Award!

Rural Assistance Center: Agricultural Health & Safety Topic Guide

The Institute is working with the NC Association of Professional Loggers & NC Community College system to develop and deliver a new Forestry Equipment Operator program which is designed to provide technical & practical knowledge & understanding necessary to become a skilled forestry equipment operator. This course will  a 16 week class beginning in April 2012. Read the flyer here for more details!

Information for State Lead Agencies: Training & Exam Options for Pesticide Applicators of Soil Fumigant Products

Soil Fumigant Manual & Exam Fact Sheet

Pesticide News Story: EPA Approves Soil Fumigant Phase 2 Labels. Read full release here.

Pesticide Applicator Workshops for Growers, Landscapers, Dealers, Bilingual Supervisors. Click here for the details!

Certified Logging Operators
We are happy to announce that we have taken on another program, the NC AgrAbility Project. Click here for more details!


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