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Talking to Farmers About Their Pain

Free webinar presented by the AgriSafe Network

Thursday, February 25, 2021

1:00 – 2:00 EST



Summary: The occupational hazards that farmers face put them at greater risk for acute and chronic pain as a result of ergonomic repetition, accident, or surgical procedure. Addressing specific occupational sources of pain and what activities the pain inhibits are crucial to improving treatment. This module will focus on how to transform the conversation between provider and patient to improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction.

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

·    Understand the prevalence of occupational hazards amongst farming occupations.

·    Recognize occupational implications as they relate to acute and chronic pain.

·    Gain strategies to improve provider-patient conversations about occupational farmer pain.

·    Identify patient resources to aid in facilitating candid discussion about pain.

Continuing Health Professional Education is available for FREE for individuals that attend the LIVE event through a partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. One hour of continuing education is available. 

This webinar is the first in a series of four that will provide continuing education on the topic of opioid misuse prevention and agriculture. For more information, please visit

February 25 Speakers:

Dr. Ali Hartman, Consulting PT, DPT, CF-L1, 

Pro-Activity North Carolina

Clinically trained as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Ali harbors a deep appreciation for the human body and the resilience it holds. Unlike traditional rehabilitation professionals, Ali spends the majority of her time outside of the clinic walls, embedding herself within working populations to maximize the health, well-being, and performance of groups and individuals while leveraging her unique experience in workplace prevention and health promotion. She has completed advanced certifications in Applied Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies, and residency at Pro-Activity, a human achievement company that has specialized in workplace prevention and health promotion with industrialized workforces for the pasts 20 years. Ali was recently named managing partner of Pro-Activity’s North Carolina field office. 

Tara Haskins, DNP, RN

Total Farmer Health Director

Tara Haskins is a registered nurse with 33 years of clinical experience. She holds a Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Forensics. For the last 12 years, she has been a nurse educator in psychiatric-mental health concepts. Tara has experience in crisis/suicide intervention and addiction treatment in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She is a 2018 AgriSafe Nurse Scholar graduate. As a National Rural Health Association Fellow, she collaborated on a policy paper on disaster preparedness and response in rural communities. Tara continues to advocate at a national level for rural health services and programming.

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