Knesha Rose-Davison Poster

Teach Your Way: Open Source Ag Health and Safety Curriculum

Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, Public Health Program Director, AgriSafe

Knesha Rose-Davison is the Public Health Program Director for AgriSafe Network. Knesha obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (2002) and a Master’s of Public Health (2006) from Northern Illinois University. In June 2016, she obtained a certificate in Agricultural Medicine which focused on rural occupational health and environmental health and safety. She has dedicated her career to health education and promotion to underserved and vulnerable communities.

Learning objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify up to six safety topics and its relevance to youth and young adults in agriculture.
2. Participants will be able to access key resources from AgriSafe Invest in Your Health curriculum to aid in classroom instruction.

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Discuss this presentation with the authors on Wednesday, November 18 from noon – 12:30 on the Zoom Live-stream


It is well documented that farmers are an underserved population with a unique set of farm-related health risks. The National Children Center for Rural Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) 2020 Childhood Agricultural Injuries (U.S.) states, more than 265,600 non -resident youth were hired in agriculture in 2014. Additionally, in 2016, young workers were 7.8 times more likely to be fatally injured in agriculture when compared to all other industries combined (14.57 per 100,000 FTE vs 1.87 per 100,000 FTE). A national survey on ag education topics taught from National FFA revealed that no formal classes on ag healthy and safety were conducted. To provide a solution to this dilemma, AgriSafe developed Invest in Your Health (IYH), which consists of six training modules crafted for the agriculture teacher to seamlessly integrate in their course offerings. Our goal for this session will be highlight our open share concept and resources, which empower students to recognize agricultural health and safety risks and become their own health advocates.

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