Welcome to the online portion of Agricultural Medicine: Occupational Health for Rural Professionals. This training is a blended course designed for medical practitioners, agricultural professionals, first responders and others with responsibility for the health and safety of farmers and rural citizens.
** REVISED COURSE COMPLETION TIMELINE (published 10-28-15) **
1. November - December, 2015: Current trainees finish up webinars and quizzes. First of 4 newsletters will be sent out to trainees planning to complete the full Agricultural Medicine Course at the end of April 2016. Each newsletter will have information giving access to a National AgriSafe Network webinar about an important agricultural health and safety issue, as well as other pertinent material.
2. January - March, 2016: Monthly newsletters continue
3. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - Friday noon, April 29, 2016: Final on-site training days at Middlebury Inn for 2015 training enrollees.
4. New participants: Will be required to watch the 6 recorded webinars (refer to links in sections below) AND attend on-site training at the Middlebury Inn from 12 p.m. on Monday, April 25 through 12 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016.
5. Friday, May 27, 2016: Half-day Review Day in preparation for the University of Iowa online Certification Test.
6. Wednesday, June 1 through Thursday, 30, 2016: Participants take Iowa Certification Test during this period. Moodle course website will close at 11:59 p.m.
** The following course information was published prior to 10-28-15 for 2015 training enrollees **
This course takes place in three distinct environments -- webinars, Moodle course website, in-person sessions -- so please read this section carefully.
- There are six (6) consecutive Wednesday afternoon weekly webinars: September 16-23-30 and October 7-14-21.
- The first five are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and the last session (Oct. 21) is from 3 to 5 p.m.
- These webinars are presented over Blackboard Collaborate.
- Each week's webinar is reached through a unique link provided on this site.
- To be sure that your computer is ready to run the webinars please go to http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=1473 AND run the diagnostics.
- Visit UVM Extension "Getting Started: Blackboard Collaborate" (http://www.uvm.edu/extension/bb-collaborate/?Page=newuser.html) for more information.
- The webinars are an important part of the class -- plan to attend as many as possible live.
- We understand that sometimes things come up and it may not be possible for you to attend every presentation. The webinars will be recorded and links to recordings will be posted in the appropriate section after the program.
2. Moodle Course Website
- The second part of the the course -- Moodle -- is this website where you are reading this message.
- On this site, you will be able to: download presentation materials, review the recordings of the webinar presentations, get to know the presenters and other participants, and review for and take the weekly quizzes.
- The course will have more meaning for you if you try to log in several times each week rather than trying to do everything at a single sitting.
- You may want to bookmark the site to make finding it easier.
3. In-person Sessions
- The in-person part of the course takes place in-person from 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25 to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Middlebury Inn (Middlebury, Vermont).
- This section of the course provides 39 hours of instruction and CME credit.
Information & Acknowledgements
Agricultural Medicine: Occupational Health for Rural Health Professionals - The Core Course.
A Building Capacity course.
Funded by NIOSH Grant #5U54OH007548.
University of Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
We are grateful for the sponsorship and substantial assistance by the staff of the
Although this training is aimed at a broad audience of health and agricultural professionals, it is also designed to specifically train rural practitioners and the agricultural partners needed to provide necessary farm occupational health and safety services. The shared goal for both these groups is that trained professionals become certified as AgriSafe Network Providers. AgriSafe originated in
University of Vermont Extension
UVM Extension has again graciously given the Farm Health Task Force access to their Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform and the Moodle course site for their 2015 Agricultural Medicine and Occupational Safety Course. Extension communication staff have been generous with their time updating and reformatting the existing course website, and providing consultation to faculty and students. We have greatly benefited from this support and collaboration as will our course students and faculty.
Continuing Education Credits