The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, a program of Bassett Healthcare Network, will be in Saratoga Springs for Farm Aid on Sept. 21.
First organized in 1985 by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, the annual Farm Aid concert has raised over $43 million to educate the public about the loss of family farms and help keep farm families on their land.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be among the exhibitors accepted to Farm Aid,” said NYCAMH director Dr. John May. “For 25 years, our staff has worked to enhance the health and safety of farmers and agricultural workers by preventing and treating occupational injury and illness, so NYCAMH’s presence at Farm Aid seems a natural fit.”
NYCAMH is among two dozen exhibitors from around the country chosen to participate in Farm Aid’s Homegrown Village, a venue that aims to educate concert goers about the challenges farmers face and why a farmer’s risk of dying on the job is eight times greater than that of the average American worker.
NYCAMH will offer a hands-on, interactive farm exhibit that will show the risks farmers face daily and how NYCAMH works with farmers to mitigate those risks and prevent injury and death.