Rural Coastal Community Health Science, Policy and the Future – From Lab to Legislation

March 19-20, 2024 | Hyatt Place, Gainesville, Florida

The 6th annual State of the Science Meeting brought together several researchers and Extension professionals working at the intersection of agricultural health and safety research, policy, and outreach communication in the southeastern U.S. Learn more about the event by reading the news story at the button below or scroll to the bottom of this page to see presentations from the speakers.


State of the Science Presentations

Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Healthcare

Mark Holmes - Director and Professor, North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center

Rural Healthcare Access for Agricultural Workers

John Diaz - Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Florida

Health Research in Rural Communities

Lauri Baker - Co-Founder and Associate Professor, Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement at the University of Florida

A Chord of Three Strands: Extension, Health, and Agriculture

David Buys - Associate Professor, Mississippi State University

Reinventing the Rural Reality: Cultivating Health, Igniting Communities

Hollie Cost - Assistant Vice President of University Outreach & Public Service, Auburn University

How to Use Policy Communication for Impact: The New Tools

Panel Discussion: Policy Communication

Katie Vanlandingham - Associate Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates

Panel Discussion: Policy Communication

Michael Dukes - UF/IFAS Extension Associate Dean and Director, Center for Land Use Efficiency

A Framework for Telling Your Story to Policymakers

Ricky Telg - Director and Professor, Center for Public Issues Education at the University of Florida

A Framework for Telling Your Story to Policymakers

Lisa Lundy - Outreach Co-I and Professor, Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of Florida