Fit to Farm: Protecting Agriculture’s Number 1 Asset – The Farmer

Completed Pilot Project

Project Title: Fit to Farm:  Protecting Agriculture’s Number 1 Asset – The Farmer

PI: Jessica Wilburn, RN, MSN, AgriSafe Network of North Carolina, East Carolina University

Relevance:Rural health nurses who routinely visit farm families to provide health care services served as the investigators in this study. They assessed the physical fitness and limitations of farmers for performing farming tasks. Obesity was found to be a prevalent, and increasing problem among North Carolina farmers. The investigators used the results of this study to develop diet and exercise recommendations.