Outreach Mini Grants

The purpose of the SW Ag Center Outreach Mini Grants Program is to engage regional institutions and agencies to expand the reach of agricultural occupational health and safety outreach within Public Health Region 6 (AR, LA, OK, NM and TX). Outreach grants are intended to facilitate the application of evidence-based tools, methods, best practices and technologies within […]

SW Ag Center Partners

Adcogov Arkansas Cooperative Extension Arkansas Farm Bureau Arkansas Timber Producers Association Arkansas Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics Auburn University Bituminous Insurance Border Plex Jobs Bryson ISD Bullard ISD Caldwell Zoo Campbell Global Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture Christus Health Colorado Department of Labor Cornell Cooperative Extension Cowherd […]

CASH Internship

    The Careers in Ag Safety and Health (CASH) Internship is jointly sponsored by the SW Ag Center and the Noble Research Institute. The experience is designed to help budding agricultural professionals sow the seeds for a prosperous and bountiful career. Applications are accepted February 15th through April 10th from those interested in the opportunity of […]

Monthly Safety Blasts

For monthly blasts from May 2009 – December 2018 please visit the Archives page.  2020 January Working in Cold Weather February Heart Health March Farmer Wellness April Mental Health & COVID-19   May Cloth Face Coverings vs. Respirators June Take Sun Safety Seriously July Prescribed Burning August Small Livestock Acclimation September Hurricane Season: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning […]

Logging/Forestry Safety Series

Logging and forestry work can be dangerous! Help your crew members stay safe with frequent safety meetings. These factsheets were designed to be used as 5 minute tailgate trainings. Aren’t their lives worth 5 minutes? Chainsaw Safety Diabetes Recognition and Management Equipment Maintenance and Repair Experience and Training First Aid Kit Contents Healthy Eating Hearing […]

Internal Advisory Committee

The IAC is comprised of Center faculty and staff who represent each of the internal Cores and a principal investigator from each area of research. Jeffrey Levin, MD, DrPH Dr. Levin Chairs the IAC. He facilitates the meetings, determines necessary actions and assign tasks. Dave Douphrate, PhD represents Intervention projects. Basic/Etiologic research projects and Feasibility […]

SW Ag Center Feasibility Study Opportunity

Feasibility Studies offer mentoring opportunities for AFF researchers and provide critical data for future research. The SW Ag Center is pleased to offer funding for feasibility studies (R21 type) focused on AFF occupational safety and health. Feasibility Study Goals Identify and mentor new/junior researchers to conduct innovative research, intervention, and translation projects in AFF worker […]

SW Ag Center Feasibility Studies

Agriculture Injury Surveillance Using a Regional Trauma Registry in East Texas – 2020 Allen Cook, MD, MS, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Purpose: To improve reporting and surveillance of injury and illness in the agriculture sub-sector. Status: Competed 2020 Short-term Pilot Feasibility Study of Gulf Coast Fishers Health Outcomes – 2020 […]

SW Ag Center Faculty and Staff

Administration Vanessa Casanova, PhD David Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, ASP Kevin Moore, PhD Jeffrey L. Levin, MD, DrPH, FACOEM Amanda Wickman, MBA Kayla Shelton, MBA Nickie Warren, BBA Shelbie Powell, MPH Principal Investigators Jeffrey L. Levin, MD, DrPH, FACOEM Vijay Boggaram, PhD Ann Carruth, DSN, RN Vanessa Casanova, PhD Cheryl Cooper, DNS, RN David […]

External Advisory Committee

Francisco Cerda Francisco Cerda was appointed Texas State Monitor Advocate in Austin, Texas January 1998. As the State Monitor Advocate for Texas, Cerda is responsible for overseeing and ensuring migrant and seasonal farmworkers receive the same equitable services to those that are provided to non-MSFWs throughout the state of Texas. Cerda serves as Civil Rights […]