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2022 Publications

Becot, Florence A. Children, Work, Safety on the Farm During COVID-19: A Harder Juggling Act. Journal of Agromedicine. 

Henning-Smith, Carrie; Alberth, Andrew; Bjornestand, Andrea; Becot, Florence; Inwood, Shoshanah. Farmer Mental Health in the US Midwest: Key Informant Perspectives. Journal of Agromedicine. 

2021 Publications

Rohlman, D.S.; TePoel, M.; Campo, S. Evaluation of an Online Training for Supervisors of Young Agricultural Workers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 10395. 181910395

Rohlman, DS. Campo, S. TePoel, M. (2021): Protecting Young Agricultural Workers: The Development of an Online Supervisor Training, Journal of Agromedicine, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2021.1979155

Henning-Smith C, Alberth A, Bjornestad A, Becot F, Inwood S. (2021). Farmer mental health in the US Midwest: Key informant perspectives. Journal of Agromedicine.

Becot F, Bendixsen C, Barnes K, Rudolphi R. Broadening Our Understanding of Farm Children’s Risk Exposure by Considering Their Parents’ Farming Background. International Journal of Experimental Research and Public Health. 14 May 2021, 18(10), pages 5218. Doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105218   

Rissing A, Inwood S, Stengel E. The invisible labor and multidimensional impacts of negotiating childcare on farms. Agriculture and Human Values. 2021, 38; 431-447. Doi:  10.1007/s10460-020-10162-1

Khorsandi F, Ayers P, Denning G, Jennissen C, Jepsen D , Myers M, Oesch S, Pate M, White D.J. Hazard Control Methods to Improve Agricultural All-Terrain Vehicle Safety, Journal of Agromedicine, (2020).  DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1837705

Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Redmond E, Murphy D. Coding agricultural injury: Factors affecting coder agreement. Journal of Safety Research. 2020; Volume 75, Pages 111-118. Doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2020.08.006.

Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Denning G, Jennissen C, Oesch S. The Epidemiology of All-Terrain-Vehicle Injuries: 2015-2017, Journal of Agromedicine. 2020; 25:3, 238, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1763737

Burke RR, Weichelt BP, Namkoong K. Facebook Ads Manager as a Recruitment Tool for a Health and Safety Survey of Farm Mothers: Pilot Study. JMIR Form Res 2021;5(4):e19022. DOI: 10.2196/19022

Meyer C, Becot F, Burke R, Weichelt B. Rural Telehealth Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Long-Term Infrastructure Commitment May Support Rural Health Care Systems Resilience. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020; Vol.25(4), p.362-366. Doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1814921

Becot F, Inwood S, Bendixsen C, Henning Smith C. Health care and Health Insurance Access for Farm Families in the United States During COVID-19: Essential Workers Without Essential Resources? Journal of Agromedicine. 2020, Vol.25(4), p.374-377. Doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1814924

Salzwedel M, Liebman A, Kruse K, Lee B. The COVID-19 Impact on Childcare in Agricultural Populations. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020, Vol.25(4), p.383-387. Doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1815616

Weichelt B, Nambisan P, Burke R, Bendixsen C. Finding the Edges of Problems: Social Media as an Exploratory Research Tool. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020, Vol.25(4), p.423-426. Doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1815624

Bendixsen C. Themes within Crises as Reported from the Field. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020, Vol.25(4), p.349-352. Doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1838852

Lee B, Hair DM, McCluer J, Murphy DJ, Swenson AVR. Highlights of the Virtual 2021 North American Agricultural Safety Summit. Journal of Agromedicine.  01 Jun 2021. DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2021.1931607

Becot, F. Pushing beyond boundaries as a pre‑tenure rural sociologist who is not from around here. Agriculture and Human Values 2021, On-line first, 1-5, doi:

Weichelt B, VanWormer J, Xu Y, Kadolph C, Lin S. Lessons Learned from Development of a Mobile App for Cardiovascular Health Awareness. Sustainability. 2021; 13(11):5985.

Burke, R.; Pilz, M.; Redmond, E.; Gorucu, S.; Weichelt, B. Stakeholders’ Consumption of Agricultural Injury Reports from News Media: A Six-Year Analysis of Website Usage and Visitor Analytics. Safety 2021, 7, 48.

Weichelt, B.; Burke, R.; Redmond, E.; Shutske, J. Farm Suicides in Wisconsin, 2017–2018: Preliminary Findings and a Call for Future Research. Safety 2021, 7, 51.

Bryan Weichelt, Erika Scott, Rick Burke, John Shutske, Serap Gorucu, Wayne Sanderson, Murray Madsen, Emily Redmond, Dennis J Murphy & Risto Rautiainen (2021) What About the Rest of Them? Fatal Injuries Related to Production Agriculture Not Captured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), Journal of Agromedicine, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2021.1956663 -

Araujo, G. D. M., Khorsandi, F., & Abdullah, A. (2021). Ability of Youth to Activate Agricultural All-Terrain Vehicles’ Main Controls. In 2021 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting (p. 1). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 10.13031/aim.202100046

Araujo, G. D. M., Khorsandi, F., Kabakibo, S., & Kreylos, O. (2021). Can Youth Reach Agricultural All-Terrain Vehicle Controls?. In 2021 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting (p. 1). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 10.13031/aim.202100047

Burke RR, Weichelt BP, Namkoong K. Facebook Ads Manager as a Recruitment Tool for a Health and Safety Survey of Farm Mothers: A Pilot Study. JMIR Formative Research. 2021 Jan 19022 (forthcoming/in press) DOI: 10.2196/19022

2020 Publications

Barnes KL, Rudolphi J, Kivirist L, Bendixsen CG. Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Among Organic Farmer Mothers. J Agromedicine. 2020 Mar 22:1-5. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1744495.

Becot F, Inwood S, Bendixsen C, Henning-Smith C. Health care and health insurance access for farm families in the United States during COVID-19: Essential workers without essential resources? J Agromedicine. 2020;Sep 12:1-4. Epub ahead of print.  doi:10.1080/1059924X.2020.1814924

Becot F, Inwood SM. The Case for Integrating Household Social Needs and Social Policy into the International Family Farm Research Agenda. Journal of Rural Studies. 2020;77;185–198. doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.05.005.

Becot F, Parker J, Conner D, Pivarnik L, Richard N, Wright-Hirsch D. Financially Able and Willing to Invest in Food Safety Practices? The Example of Produce Growers in New England States (USA). Food Control. 2021;119:107451. doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107451.

*Burke R, Pilz M, Redmond E, Sauer M, Weichelt B. JA:2021-3. Dissemination and Adoption of A Publicly Available Collection of Agricultural Injury Media Reports. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3):233. doi:10.1080/1059924x.2020.1763725.

Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Redmond E, Murphy D. Coding agricultural injury: Factors affecting coder agreement. Journal of Safety Research. Volume 75. 2020. Pages 111-118. ISSN 0022-4375. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2020.08.006 

*Liebman A, Salzwedel M, Simmons J, Kruse K, Lee B.  JA:2021-16. A Roadmap for Delivering Child Care in Agricultural Communities. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3):243. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1763749

Meyer C, Becot F, Burke R, Weichelt B. Rural Telehealth Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Long-term Infrastructure Commitment May Support Rural Health Care Systems Resilience. J Agromedicine. 2020 Sep 12:1-5. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1814921. Epub ahead of print.

Nour MM, Field WE, Ni JQ, Cheng YH. Farm-Related Injuries and Fatalities Involving Children, Youth, and Young Workers during Manure Storage, Handling, and Transport. J Agromedicine. 2021;26(3):323-333. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2020.1795034 

*Pate ML, Moyer N, Gorucu S, Bendixsen C. Digital Technologies for Mapping Hazard Risk Assessments: Implications for a New and Emerging Agricultural Workforce. 2020 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting. July 13-15, 2020. 2000239. doi:10.13031/aim.202000239.

Pickett W, Berg RL, Kaprelian J, Marlenga B. A Contemporary Profile of the Mental Health of Girls from Farm and Non-Farm Environments. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(1):96-105. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2019.1623142.

*Pilz M, Burke R, Redmond E, Sauer M, Weichelt B. JA:2021-23. Ideal Tracking and Analytics: Incorporating Modern Toolsets to Enhance Analysis of User Acquisition and Behavior on J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3):248–249. doi:10.1080/1059924x.2020.1765575.

*Ploeckelman M, Duysen E, Heiberger S, Yoder A, Leonard S. JA:2021-24. Telling the Story – Using Storytelling to Disseminate Agricultural Safety and Health Messaging. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3):249–250. doi:10.1080/1059924x.2020.1765576.

*Redmond E, Gorucu E, Sauer M, Burke R, Pilz M, Weichelt B. JA:2021-25. Increasing Efficiency and Reliability of Agricultural Injury and Fatality Coding with Standard Operating Procedures: Lessons Learned from J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3):250–251. doi:10.1080/1059924x.2020.1765579.

Rudolphi J, Barnes KL, Kieke B, Koshalek K, Bendixsen C. Exploring Farm Parenting Styles and Child Agricultural Injury. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 2020;(in press). doi: 10.13031/jash.14297.

Salzwedel M, Liebman A, Kruse K, Lee B. The COVID-19 Impact on Childcare in Agricultural Populations. J Agromedicine. 2020 Sep 12:1-5. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1815616. Epub ahead of print.

*Salzwedel M, Lee B. JA:2021-28. The Next Generation of Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines: Process and Outcomes. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3):253. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1765584

*Sauer M, Ploeckelman M, Pilz M, Redmond E, Burke R, Koshalek K, Heiberger S, Weichelt B. JA:2021-30. Constant Contact ® Readership Analytics: Lessons Learned. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3):254–255. doi:10.1080/1059924x.2020.1765586.

Sitaker M, McCall M, Belarmino E, Wang W, Kolodinsky J, Becot F, McGuirt J, Ammerman A, Jilcott Pitts S, Seguin-Fowler R. Balancing Social Values with Economic Realities: Farmer Experience with a Cost-offset CSA. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.  2020;9(4):1-15. doi:10.5304/jafscd.2020.094.004

Steiman CA, Evans MD, Lee KE, Lasarev MR, Gangnon RE, Olson BF, Barnes KL, Bendixsen CG, Seroogy CM, Gern JE. Patterns of farm exposure are associated with reduced incidence of atopic dermatitis in early life. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020;146(6):1379-1386.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2020.06.025.

*Swenson A, Ploeckelman M, Salzwedel M, Weichelt B. JA:2021-38. Assessing Facebook Advertising as a Recruitment Strategy for In-Person Workshops. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3):261–262. doi:10.1080/1059924x.2020.1765614.

Voaklander DC, Rudolphi JM, Berg R, Drul C, Belton KL, Pickett W. Fatal farm injuries to Canadian children. Prev Med. 2020t;139:106233. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106233.

*Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Shutske J, Scott E, Burke R, Murphy DJ, Rautiainen R. JA:2021-40. What about the Rest of Them? Their Lives Mattered Too: Fatal Agricultural Injuries Not Captured by BLS/CFOI. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3):263. doi:10.1080/1059924x.2020.1765612.

Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Jennissen C, Denning G, Oesch S. Assessing the Emergent Public Health Concern of All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries in Rural and Agricultural Environments: Initial Review of Available National Datasets in the United States. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2020 May 29;6(2):e15477. doi: 10.2196/15477.

Weichelt B, Nambisan P, Burke R, Bendixsen C. Finding the Edges of Problems: Social Media as an Exploratory Research Tool. J Agromedicine. 2020 Sep 7:1-4. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1815624.

*The article is a published abstract and not a peer-reviewed publication. 

2019 Publications

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

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.

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).   

Weichelt B., Hooper E., Chow B. Infant Identical Triplets’ Presentation of Human Parechovirus Type 3. IDCases. (in press) ISSN 2214-2509.

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: 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.

Lee B. Journal of Agromedicine “Leader in the Field” 2018: Dennis J. Murphy, PhD. J Agromedicine. 2017;23(1):1-2. 

Murphy D, Lee B. Leadership and Funding: Changes Ahead for Agricultural Safety and Health. J Agromedicine. 2018;23(1):3-6. 

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. 

Weichelt B, Serap G. Supplemental surveillance: a review of 2015 and 2016 agricultural injury data from news reports on Injury Prevention. 2018. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

2016 Publications

Evans J and Heiberger S. Agricultural Media Coverage of Farm Safety: Review of the Literature. J Agromedicine. 2016;21(1):91-105. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.