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Back by popular demand!
On Sunday 14 October 2018 we will be back at the Melbourne Marathon Festival with our celebrated ‘Run 4 Farmer Health’ team. There are different distance runs and a walk, which finish with a lap of the MCG to cheers from family and friends as you cross that finish line! We have been overwhelmed with support from individuals, industry bodies, government and universities in our mission to make a difference to farmers’ lives and work diligently to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of our farm men and women, agricultural workers, their families and communities. Get fit for a fantastic reason, get in shape and challenge yourself by joining us in Run for Farmer Health.
Don’t miss your opportunity to save on your registration and secure your personalised race bib when you sign up by 3 July 2018.
Register to join us or donate now
Last month the NCFH attended the Country Women’s Association Victorian State Conference in Williamstown. Attended by 600 women from all areas of Victoria over a 3-day period, it was an impressive event. As recipients of the CWA’s 2018 Fund Raising efforts, we were grateful to share news about our work via a formal presentation to conference attendees and, more informally, via our information booth. Although competing with booths selling ‘hot off the press’ CWA Biscuit Recipe Books and CWA tea towels, and others displaying incredible handmade crafts by CWA members, the NCFH team spoke to many women over the conference period.
For more information about events the NCFH will be attending in your area, visit our online Calendar
ISASH & Farm Families
NCFH is excited to have been accepted to present some of our work at the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. In June Dr Jacquie Cotton presented on our research on monitoring agrichemical exposure in farmers and farm workers. Tracey Hatherell presented a paper titled ‘Across the globe: a comparison of clinical risk factors of farmers in Victoria, Australia and Alberta, Canada’.This is the first report to compare international baseline data from the Sustainable Farm Families™ project in both countries.These baseline results highlight the importance of addressing risk factors for CVD, diabetes and mental health in farming populations. It further highlights the need to broaden the lens of traditional work health and safety when working with farming populations regardless of country.
Read more on NCFH Research
Read more on Sustainable Farm Families™

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from on Facebook and Twitter. These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is!   
Interested? Read other fact sheets   health   safety
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