Webinar: Aging and Parkinson’s Disease in Agriculture - Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center

Webinar: Aging and Parkinson’s Disease in Agriculture


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join AgriSafe, UMASH, and MCOHS for a FREE webinar on Parkinson's Disease and Agriculture.



Parkinson's disease impacts over one million people living in the United States. People living in rural areas may not have easy access to movement disorder specialists. Limited access to resources makes this diagnosis more challenging. Rural healthcare providers and agricultural professionals can develop an awareness of this neurodegenerative disorder and understand the effects on agricultural work. Participants will learn about rural specific resources, safety screening for aspects of agricultural work, tips to maximize farmer functioning, and communication strategies with farm families.

At the end of this presentation, learners will be able to...

  • Understand the impact of aging on the farming workforce
  • Translate relevant strategies when interacting with people living with Parkinson’s that work in agricultural production
  • Understand why an in-home engagement is an important approach to consider for rural individuals with Parkinson disease
  • Use evidenced-based screening tools to address safety and foster communication for individuals with movement disorders working in agriculture

Intended Audience:
This course is intended for healthcare professionals, agricultural and agribusiness professionals, people engaged in agricultural work and families that encounter aging individuals living with movement disorders like Parkinson’s. Anyone working with aging producers in rural America and interested in preserving their safety and function will find value in this educational offering.



  • Tara Haskins, DNP, RN
    Total Farmer Health Director, AgriSafe Network
  • Amy Mullins, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC
    Family Nurse Practitioner, UT Health East Texas Neurological
  • Averi Olson, OTS OT
    Doctorial Candidate, University of Mary
  • Kristin Pickett, PhD, OT
    Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison


CEU Credits are available.  The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety offers 0.1 CEU or 1.0 contact hours of participation. This course is eligible for 1.0 CPH Recertification Credits and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. In addition, the University of Louisiana Lafayette will provide nurse practitioners and registered nurses with Continuing Nursing Education.

Please register in advance using the following links (either with or without CEU credit):


This webinar is brought to you by a partnership with AgriSafe and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).  Continuing Education credits are provided by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Continuing Nursing Education Program.