Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Florida by Repurposing a Statewide Data Infrastructure for Surveillance | April 26, 2023 @ 1 P.M. EDT

Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) has emerged as a top health concern for agricultural workers in hot climate zones. While the cause is unknown, the leading hypothesis is that workers in hot climates are subject to repeated heat stress and dehydration. In our upcoming webinar, hear from Dr. William Hogan as he shares […]

Virtual Town Hall: Disaster Assistance for Agricultural Workers | November 9, 2022 @ 1 p.m. ET

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, many Floridians are still recovering. The agricultural community faces specific challenges when seeking disaster assistance. Join this special virtual town hall event to hear from a panel of experts with the Federal Emergency Management Administration. The town hall will include a moderated discussion on topics, such as assistance available […]

Emerging Topics and New Collaborations in the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety | July 14, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m. EDT

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) was established in 2016 to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the health and safety issues in the agriculture, forestry, fishing industries throughout the southeastern U.S. and U.S. territories in the Caribbean. In early 2022, SCCAHS, part of a national network with 10 […]

Film, Farmers, and Finding a New (Old) Tool for Education: On the Farm | June 29, 2022 @ 11 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. CT

Mississippi State University Extension professionals began the PROMISE Initiative (Preventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast) in 2017, with funding from USDA. The PROMISE Initiative seeks to fight the growing opioid epidemic using a multi-phased approach to prevent prescription opioid misuse in rural Mississippi. Within a year of receiving their initial grant for this work, they began […]