2024 Latino Farmworkers Safety and Health Symposium

Monday, August 5, 2024 (All day) to Tuesday, August 6, 2024 (All day)
3020 McConnell Road Greensboro, NC 27401

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Registration is Free! Attendees MUST Register in advance as space is limited

Register here BEFORE July 19th:  CLICK HERE

About the Event:

The Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention Center (SCAHIP)  is pleased to invite all Farmers, Farmworkers, Extension, Faculty, Organizations, as well as those working to address the needs of this target audience to the 2024 Latino Farmworkers Safety and Health Symposium. 

Hispanic farmers and farmworkers have been documented as one of the fastest-growing, demographic groups across the country. More specifically, they are critical contributors in the agricultural sector of our economy. This symposium will provide professional development for those serving this audience, as well as networking opportunities for scholars, practitioners, agricultural organizations, and famers/farmworkers.

Each day will include a series of presentations from experts and practitioners in the field. The symposium will extend time for discussion and to form research teams around the following topics:

  • Injury Prevention
  • Education
  • Extension Programming
  • Public Health Awareness & Innovative Practices
  • Epidemiology
  • Medical Concerns

Call for Abstracts (Due May 20):

Abstract submission is now open for presentations. The planning committee invites all interested parties to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the Symposium by May 20, 2024. To be selected, submitted abstracts should contain content relevant to the goals of the symposium and the appropriate subject matter of interest to the intended audience.

Abstract Submission Information: Presentations in the following areas will be considered:

  • Current issues affecting Latino farmers/farmworkers
  • Current research and practice within rural Latino farm communities
  • Successful partnerships and practices
  • Innovative curriculum, programs, or projects targeting Latino farmers/farmworkers
  • Emerging issues that may have implications for Latino farmers, farm workers and/or their employers

Sessions will range from 20-45 minutes in length, which includes audience questions.

Presenters can also attend the symposium at no cost but must register for the event. No honorariums will be provided. Presenters will be expected to attend in person if their proposal is accepted. Travel to the symposium and lodging is at the presenters’ own expense. Selected proposals will be notified around June 1, 2024.

All submissions should be submitted in the redcap link provided below:


Location of the Event

NC A&T State University

University Farm Pavilion 

3020 McConnell Road

Greensboro, NC 27401



The symposium will be held at the NC A&T State University Farm Pavilion located at 3020 McConnell Road in Greensboro, North Carolina. Registration starts at  12:00 noon ET on Monday August 5th. . The symposium will conclude at 3:00pm ET on Tuesday, August 6th. The SCAHIP will provide snacks/refreshments each day and lunch will be provided on August 6th.  A tentative agenda will be shared in the coming weeks.

Hotel Information:

A hotel room block at the Doubletree by Hilton (3030 W. Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, NC) has been secured for those attending the symposium. The cost per night is $139.00. The room block cut off date is July 4, 2024. Parking is free at the hotel. Hotel Booking Link:: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=GSPHPDT&groupCode=CDT915&arrivaldate=2024-08-04&departuredate=2024-08-07&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT



About the Southeast Center:

The Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP) founded in 1992 is located at the University of Kentucky (UK), a land-grant campus that houses the Colleges of Agriculture, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Arts and Sciences among others all on one campus.  Our unique situation allows us to focus on multidisciplinary collaboration from agriculture, public health, epidemiology, biology, engineering, education, forestry, communications, nursing, medicine, and Cooperative Extension within UK as well as across universities in the Southeast including Auburn, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T, West Virginia University. Our theme, "Multidisciplinary partnerships to improve agricultural safety and health in the Southeast", place emphasis on serving vulnerable farm populations while addressing persistent and emerging agricultural/forestry and fishing safety concerns unique to 10 southeastern states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia, and Virginia

Please contact Ashley Rockwell at ashley.rockwell@uky.edu or Crystal Cook Marshall at cacookmarshall@ncat.edu  for more information.