Grant to Cover Health Screenings for Eight Kearney-Area Farming Operations
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) —
Eight agricultural operations in central Nebraska are receiving free
health screenings and farm safety inspections through a $15,000 grant.
grant is intended to help prevent illness and injuries among
agricultural workers and their families. Farmers, their families and
employees will be examined and given screenings for blood pressure,
glucose, hearing loss, skin cancer and other health issues.
Nebraska Safety Center in Kearney is partnering with the University of
Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and the College of Nursing in Kearney
to provide the services in September for farms in the Kearney area.
First-year nurses in training will conduct the private health
The grant comes from Central States Center for Agricultural & Safety Health