Equipment and Farm Safety

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) conducts research on important topics related to health and safety in the agriculture, fisheries, and forestry (AFF) sector. The center also conducts safety training and serves as a repository for related training programs throughout the Southeast region. This page focuses on resources related to farm safety. Please visit this page frequently to find new information on this topic.

Extension Agents and Others Who Can Help

The network of universities and cooperative extension services working on education and research in agriculture, fishing, and forestry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has offices and extension agents focused on occupational safety. Below are Extension agents and specialists and other professionals who conduct training on this topic.

Cesar Asuaje
Farm Safety
Extension Agent IV
UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Extension Office

Whitney Elmore
Farm Safety and Food Safety Plans
Pasco County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Cooperative Service
University of Florida Water Institute

Serap Gorucu
Risk Analysis, Safety, and Health of Agricultural Systems
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Cesar Martinez
Farm Tractor Safety
Director of Loss Control
Chapp, Inc. & Citrus Insurance Services, Inc.

Juanita Popenoe
Farm Safety Trainings
Commercial Fruit Crops Extension Agent
UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Office

Paulette Tomlinson
Agricultural Operations, Pesticide Training
Agriculture (Livestock) & Natural Resources Extension Agent II
UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office