Farmers’ Accidental Deaths and Suicides: Contributing Factors and Effective Prevention

Completed Pilot Project

The goal of this project is to evaluate what factors worsen and what factors ameliorate the incidence of accidental death and suicides of farmers’ and workers in farming, fishing, and forestry. The focus is on the southern states with available data: Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Anticipated outcomes include a journal article, a dataset, and an impact analysis methodology, which can be used to motivate a larger research proposal that would bring attention to the topic within the NIH, USDA, and other granting agencies.