2019 Publications

Bendixsen C. A farm kid paradox. Journal of Anthropology of North America. Accepted.

Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Pate M. Fatal agricultural injuries in Pennsylvania, 2015-2017: Comparative analysis of two systems’ data collection methods and datasets. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 2019; 25(2):53-61. doi:10.13031/jash.13165

Janssen I, Berg RL, Marlenga B, Pickett W. Sleep in farm adolescents. The Journal of Rural Health. 2018; 34(4):436-41. doi:10.1111/jrh.12341

Murphy D, Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Scott E, Purschwitz M. Using multiple coding schemes for classification and coding of agricultural injury. Am J Ind Med. 2019; 62: 87–98. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22932

Weichelt B., Heimonen T., Pilz M., Yoder A., Bendixsen C. An Argument against Cross-Platform Development: Lessons from an Augmented Reality App Prototype for Rural Emergency Responders. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth (in press). http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/12207   

Weichelt B., Hooper E., Chow B. Infant Identical Triplets’ Presentation of Human Parechovirus Type 3. IDCases. (in press) ISSN 2214-2509. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00494

Weichelt B, Bendixsen C, Keifer M. Farm Owners and Workers as Key Informants in User-Centered Occupational Health Prototype Development: A Stakeholder-Engaged Project. J Med Internet Res 2019;21(1):e9711. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.9711 PMID: 30694202

Nour MM, Field WE, Ni J-Q, Cheng C. Development of methodology to document and code farm-related injuries and fatalities involving manure storage, handling and transport – with summary of 2017 incidents. Journal of Agromedicine. 2019; 24:90-100. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2018.1539420

Raygor AD, Lindberg SM. In pursuit of a 2020 vision: Evaluation findings of the National Initiative for Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute; 2018.

Pickett W, Berg RL, Kaprelian J, Marlenga B. A contemporary profile of the mental health of girls from farm and non-farm environments. Journal of Agromedicine. 2019; 30:1-10. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2019.1623142

Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Murphy D, Alves Pena A, Salzwedel M, Lee BC. Agricultural youth injuries: A review of 2015-2017 cases from U.S. news media reports. Journal of Agromedicine. 2019; 24(3):298-308. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2019.1605955

Weichelt B, Heimonen T, Gorucu S, et al. Redesigning a sentinel surveillance system for collecting and disseminating near real-time agricultural injury reports: System usability study. JMIR Form Res; 2019; 3(3):e13621. doi:10.2196/13621 

2018 Publications

Elliot V, Hagel L, Dosman J, Rana M, Lawson J, Marlenga B, Trask C, Pickett W. Resilience of Farm Women Working the Third Shift. J Agromedicine. 2018:23(1)70-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1384421

Lee B. Journal of Agromedicine “Leader in the Field” 2018: Dennis J. Murphy, PhD. J Agromedicine. 2017;23(1):1-2. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1404950 

Murphy D, Lee B. Leadership and Funding: Changes Ahead for Agricultural Safety and Health. J Agromedicine. 2018;23(1):3-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1404949 

Marlenga B, Berg R, Pickett W. National Public Health Data Systems in the United States: Applications to Child Agricultural Injury Surveillance. J Rural Health. 2018:34(3);314-321. https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12292 

Weichelt B, Serap G. Supplemental surveillance: a review of 2015 and 2016 agricultural injury data from news reports on AgInjuryNews.org. Injury Prevention. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042671 

Rudolphi J, Campo S, Gerr F, Rohlman D. Social and Individual Influences on Tractor Operating Practices of Young Adult Agricultural Workers. J Adolescent Health. 2018;62(5);605-611. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.11.300 

Weichelt, B. Salzwedel M, Heiberger S, Lee B. Establishing a Publicly Available National Database of U.S News Articles Reporting Agriculture-Related Injuries and Fatalities. J Industrial Medicine. 2018;61(8):667-674. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22860 

Elliot V, Crammer A, Pickett W, Marlenga B, Lawson J, Dosman J, et al. Towards a deeper understanding of parenting on farms: A qualitative study. PLOS One. 2018;13(9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203842 

Barnes, Kathrine L., VanWormer J, Stokley S, Vickers E, McLean H, Belongia E, and Bendixsen, C. Determinants of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Attitudes: An Interview of Wisconsin Parents. BMC Public Health. 2018;18:746. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5635-y 

Bryan Weichelt, Yoder A, Bendixsen C, Pilz M, Minor G, and Keifer M. Augmented Reality Farm MAPPER Development: Lessons Learned from an App Designed to Improve Rural Emergency Response. J Agromedicine. 2018;23(3). https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1470051 

Scott Heiberger. The future of agricultural safety and health: North American Agricultural Safety Summit, February 2018, Scottsdale, Ariz. J Agromedicine. 2018;23(3):302-304. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1485089 

Athena K. Ramos, Carlo G, Grant K, Bendixsen C, Fuentes A, Gamboa R. A Preliminary Analysis of Immigrant Cattle Feedyard Worker Perspectives on Job-Related Safety Training. Safety. 2018;4(3):37. https://doi.org/10.3390/safety4030037 

Bryan Weichelt, and Bendixsen C. A Review of 2016–2017 Agricultural Youth Injuries Involving Skid Steers and a Call for Intervention and Translational Research. J Agromedicine. 2018;23(4):374-380. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1501455 

2017 Publications

Marlenga B, Berg RL, Gallagher, S. News Reports and Their Role in Child Agricutlutrua lInjury Prevention. J Agromedicine. 2017;22(2): 71-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1282909 

Pickett W, Berg RL, Marlenga B. Social environments, risk-taking and injury in farm adolescents. 

VanWormer JJ, Barnes KL, Waring SC, Keifer MC.  Socio-environmental risk factors for medically-attended agricultural injuries in Wisconsin dairy farmers.  Injury 2017;48(7):1444-1450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2017.05.027 

Marolf A, Heiberger S, Evans J, Joseph L. How Agricultural Media Cover Safety Compared with Periodicals in Two Other Hazardous Industries. J Agric Saf Health. 2017;23(1): 83-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1354114 

Kaprelian J, Berg RL, Barnes KL, Marlenga B. Integrating Agricultural Injury Prevention with Rural Pediatrics: A Pilot Assessment. J Agromedicine. 2017;22(4):416-419. 

Bendixsen C, Barnes K, Kieke B, Schenk D, Simich J, Keifer M. Sorting Through the Spheres of Influence: Using Modified Pile Sorting to Describe Who Influences Dairy Farmers' Decision-Making About Safety. J Agrodicine. 2017;22(4):316-327. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1353938 

Marlenga B, King N, Pickett W, Lawson J, Hagel L, Dosman J, The Saskatchewan Farm Injury Cohort Study Team. Impact of sleep on injury risk amoung rural children. Paediatrics & Child Health. 2017;22(4):211-216. https://doi.org/10.1093/pch/pxx070 

Leibman A, Simmons J, Salzwedel M, Tovar-Aguilar A, Lee B. Caring for Children While Working in Agriculture—The Perspective of Farm worker Parents. J Agromedicine. 2017;22(4):406-415. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1358229 

Lee B, Salzwedel M, Chyou P, Liebman A. Employers’ Perspective on Childcare Services for Hired Farm Workers. J Agromedicine. 2017;22(4):376-383. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1358230 

Lee B, Bendixsen C, Liebman A, Gallagher. Using the Socio-Ecological Model to Frame Agricultural Safety and Health Interventions. J Agromedicine. 2017:22(4);298-303. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1356780 

VanWomer J, Bendixsen C, Vickers E, Stokley S, McNeil M, Gee J, Belongia E, McLean H. Association between parent attitudes and receipt of human papillomavirus vaccine in adolescents. BMC Public Health. 2017:17;766. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4787-5 

Pickett W, Berg R, Marlenga B. Health and Well-Being Among Young People From Canadian Farms: Associations With a Culture of Risk-Taking. J Rural Health. 2017;34(3):275-282. https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12281 

2016 Presentations

Wisconsin Fair Boards Conference

January 11, Wisconsin Dells, WI

“Animal/Patron Fair Safety”

Marsha Salzwedel


Accelerated Genetics Winter Get-away.

February 7, Wisconsin Dells, WI

“Child Safety on the Farm: Balancing the Risks and the Benefits”

Bryan Weichelt


Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association

February 23, Marshfield, WI

“Emergency Preparation and Planning”

Marsha Salzwedel


Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service

February 27, LaCrosse, WI

“Integrating Family Safely on the Farm”

Marsha Salzwedel


Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting

March 31, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Despite the Risks: agrarian ethics, lives, and limbs,” and Panel Organizer, “Cultivating Care at the Intersections of Applied Anthropology and Agricultural Health and Safety,”

Casper Bendixsen

“Race, Gender, and Safety: Intersections in the Changing Landscape of Agricultural Health and Safety”

Kathrine Barnes


WI Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Agriculturalists Farm Tour

April 1, Marshfield, WI

“Agritourism: Benefits and Challenges”

Marsha Salzwedel


Extension Risk Management Education National Conference

April 27, Fort Worth, Texas

“A Culturally Appropriate Health and Safety Training Curriculum for Hispanic Immigrant Workers in dairy”

Iris Reyes and Yurany Ninco Sánchez


2016 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium

May 4, Mayo Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health

“Culturally Appropriate Health and Safety Intervention for Immigrant Workers in Dairy”

Iris Reyes and Yurany Ninco Sánchez


VI Congresso da Associacao Portuguesa de Antropologia

June 4, Coimbra, Portugal

“When this breaks down, it’s black gold: Gendered food production as liberation”

Casper Bendixsen


“The Cultivation of the Farmer’s Self and the Perceived Necessity of Risk,”

Casper Bendixsen


Wisconsin State FFA Convention

June 15, Madison, WI

“Stand Tall: Be Empowered”

Marsha Salzwedel


“Exploding Dust, Who Knew?”

Marsha Salzwedel


WI Public Health Association (WPHA) Conference

June 24-26, Appleton, WI

“Immigrant dairy worker perceptions of farm hazards and the seguridad promotor program”  

Iris Reyes


International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) Conference

June 26-30, Lexington, KY

“Alternative Agriculture Panel”

Marsha Salzwedel, Bryan Weichelt and Tammy Ellis


“Certified Safe Farm Panel”

Marsha Salzwedel


“Injury Surveillance in Wisconsin Dairy Farms”

Kathrine Barnes


“Emerging Software Applications in Agricultural Health and Safety Panel,”

Bryan Weichelt and Casper Bendixsen 


“Algorithmically Presenting Prevention Briefs on AgInjuryNews.org.”

Bryan Weichelt


Annual International Meeting for the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

July 17-20, Orlando, FL

“From Paper and PC, to your Pocket: FARM-HAT Going Mobile”

Bryan Weichelt


NAMIC Ag Risk Inspection School

July 19-21, Louisville, KY

“What You Need to Know about Farm Festivals and Other Special Events”

Marsha Salzwedel


Nordic Meeting on Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety

August 24-26, Billund, Denmark

“A Robotic Reality: Milking the most out of Life on a Small Dairy Farm”

Bryan Weichelt


“Algorithmic Approach to Injured Workers: Designed for Dairy and Pork, Applicable Across Industries.”

Bryan Weichelt


“Tracking the Tragic: Publicly Accessible U.S. Agricultural Injury and Fatality News Clippings Data”

Bryan Weichelt


"Farm as Medicine: A holistic vision of what agricultural health and safety can become" 

Casper Bendixsen


"Secondary Surveillance: publically accessible U.S. agricultural injury and fatality news clippings data" 

Bryan Weichelt


"Next Generation of Agricultural Work Guidelines for Youth"

Bryan Weichelt


"A health and safety intervention for immigrant farm workers employing culturally appropriate population education approaches"

Casper Bendixsen


Legal Action of Wisconsin Meeting

August 9, Marshfield, WI

National Farm Medicine Center Overview

Tammy Ellis


Farm Safety Academy at Grinnell Insurance

Aug 30-31, Grinnell, IA

“Keeping Children and Youth Safe on the Farm”

Marsha Salzwedel


Epidemiology in Occupational Health Conference

September 4-7, Barcelona, Spain

“Algorithmic Approach to Injured Workers: Designed for Dairy and Pork, Applicable Across Industries.”

Amy K Liebman


"Health and safety intervention for immigrant dairy farm workers utilizing culturally appropriate popular education approaches"

Amy K Liebman


World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

September 19, Tampere, Finland

“Injury Surveillance in a Decentralized United States System: Innovative Approach to Find New Hazards”

Steve Waring


“Farm Mapping to Assist, Protect, and Prepare Emergency Responders (MAPPER)”

Casper Bendixsen


“Using the Socio-Economic Model as a Guide for Agricultural Safety Interventions.”

Casper Bendixsen


“Battlefield to Farmfield: Risk Perceptions of US Military Veterans Transitioning into Agriculture.”

Casper Bendixsen


Agrisafe Webinar

Sept 21, online

“Youth Agricultural Safety: Cultivating a Lasting Legacy”

Bryan Weichelt


Minnesota Childhood Injury Prevention Summit

Sep 22, St. Cloud, MN

“Child Safety on the Farm”

Marsha Salzwedel


Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Annual Forum

Sept 29, Minneapolis, MN

“A Robotic Reality: Milking the most out of Life on a Small Dairy Farm”

Casper Bendixsen


“Prepping for the Next Generation of Agricultural Work Guidelines”

Casper Bendixsen


“Algorithmic Approach to Injured Workers: Designed for Dairy and Pork, Applicable Across Industries”

Iris Reyes


Canadian Ag Safety Assn. Conference 

Oct 4-6, Prince Edward Island, Canada

“Keeping Kids Safe on the Farm”

Marsha Salzwedel


“Empowering the AgSafe Family: Exploring spheres of influence”

Marsha Salzwedel


“The Ethical Entanglements of Raising Children on Farms”

Casper Bendixsen


"Sorting through the Spheres of Influence: a method for determining who influences farmers’ decision making”

Casper Bendixsen


National Assn. of Supervisors Agricultural Education Conference

Oct 18, Indianapolis, IN

“Benefits & Risks of Youth Working on Farms: Finding the balance”

Marsha Salzwedel


American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition,

October 31, Denver, CO

“Tracking the Tragic: News Clippings as a Data Source for Ag Injuries and Fatalities”

Amy K Liebman

"Opportunities and Challenges to Occupational Health in Community Health Centers Serving Immigrants and Vulnerable Populations."

Amy K Liebman


"Primary care meets occupational health: Supporting work-related health in community health settings."

Amy K Liebman


"A One Health approach to incorporating safety on the farm for immigrant dairy workers."

Amy K Liebman


"A health and safety intervention for immigrant farm workers that employs the community health worker model."

Amy K Liebman


Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference

November 15-16, Sioux Center, Iowa.

“Sorting Through the Spheres of Influence,”

Casper Bendixsen


American Anthropological Society Annual Meeting

November 16-20, Minneapolis, MN

“Adopting the Warrior and Cultivating the Caretaker within: US Military Veterans Transitioning into Agriculture”

Casper Bendixsen


GPS Dairy Forum

Nov. 16-17, Prior Lake, MN

“Embracing On-farm Safety programs”

Yurany Ninco Sanchez


WI Farm Bureau Young Farmers Association Conference

Dec 3, Wisconsin Dells, WI

“The Ultimate Balancing Act: Keeping children safe who live, work and play on farms”

Marsha Salzwedel


2016 Publications

Evans J and Heiberger S. Agricultural Media Coverage of Farm Safety: Review of the Literature. J Agromedicine. 2016;21(1):91-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2015.1106376 

Schwebel DC, Evans WD, Hoeffler SE, Marlenga B, Nguyen SP, Jovanov E, Meltzer DO, Sheares BJ. Unintentional Child poisoning risk: A review of casual factors and prevetion Studies. J Agromedicine. 2016;46(2):109-130. https://doi.org/10.1080/02739615.2015.1124775 

Reyes I, Ellis T, Yoder A, Keifer MC. An Evaluation Tool for Agricultural Health and Safety Mobile Applications. J Agromedicine. 2016;21(4):301-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2016.1211054 

Bendixsen C. Harvests and Cultivation: the Roles and Futures of Anthropology in Agricultural Health and Safety.  Practicing Anthropology, special edition “Anthropology and Global Health at the Crossroads.” 38.4, (2016): 59-60.

Besterman-Dahan K., Chavez M., Bendixsen C., Dillahunt-Aspillaga C. Community Reintegration of Transitioning Veterans: An Overview of Agricultural Initiatives in Veterans: Political, Social and Health Issues, ed. Milton Townsend. New York: Nova Science Publishing. 2016.

Bendixsen C. The Entanglements of Agrarian Ethics with Agrarian Risks and Leveraging Them in Agricultural Health Safety. J Agromedicine. 2016;22(1):17-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2016.1248308

Barnes KL, Bendixsen CG. When this breaks down, it’s black gold: Race and Gender in Agricultural Health and Safety. J Agromedicine. 2016;22(1):56-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2016.1251368