In 1990, the Iowa State Legislature identified a need for a statewide center addressing concerns in agricultural safety and health. Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health came out of that legislative session and continues to be one of the only mandated, state funded centers for agricultural safety and health in the country.
Designated as a collaborative effort between four Iowa institutions: The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, I-CASH works to improve the health and safety of the agricultural population by developing statewide prevention and educational initiatives.
Although there have been many structural and technological changes in Iowa’s agriculture, farm-related injuries and fatalities remain higher than those in other industries.
Leading statewide partnerships that promote agricultural safety and health.
Safe and healthy farming for all Iowans.
- Collaboration: work with statewide partners to develop and carry out programs
- Diversity: include multiple audiences and viewpoints
- Engagement: programs that inspire Iowans and make meaningful community contributions