Susan Harris-Broomfield - Extension Educator for Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety

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Po Box 31 424 N Colorado St Minden NE 68959
US
Susan Harris-Broomfield began her career with Nebraska Extension in August of 2016 as an Educator in Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety in Kearney and Franklin counties. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences in Business at University of Nebraska - Kearney and a Master of Liberal Studies degree in Health & Human Performance - Gerontology at Fort Hays State University. Current program specialties involve all-terrain vehicle safety and sleep deprivation education.

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  • MLS, Fort Hays State University, 2015
  • BS, University of Nebraska - Kearney, 1988

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • Nebraska ATV & Farm Safety, Monsanto Co, September 2017
  • ATV AWARE: AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE, UNMC-Univ of Ne-Medical Center
  • Nebraska AgrAbility 2018-2022, Dept of Agriculture-NIFA
  • UNMC Opioid Misuse & Abuse, UNMC-Univ of Ne-Medical Center
Faculty Bio

Farm families face multiple levels of stress every day.

The Challenge of Rural Stress

August 16, 2019
Stress has become a fact of life for farm families. This summer there's added stress in Scotts Bluff (Nebr) and Goshen (Wyo) counties as growers face losing their irrigation resource. Resources are available to help farm families address problems caused by stress.

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Nebraska map displaying contact information for Nebraska LOSS teams across the state.
Trained volunteers in a Local Outreach to Suicide Survivor’s (LOSS) Team are available throughout the state to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Local Teams Help Family, Friends Cope After a Suicide

February 22, 2019
The unexpected death of a loved one to suicide is an intensely traumatic event. If you're facing this loss, trained volunteers serving on Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Teams are available to aid your recovery.

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Two youth practicing proper connection procedures for a tractor PTO drive. Links to full article 'Tractor Safety Training Courses for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers'

Tractor Safety Training Courses for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers

February 12, 2019
Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at 12 sites this year for teens 14-15 years of age who want to work on a farm other than their family's. The training is required by law.

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Rowan Ballagh works a chute with new assistive technology.

Lincoln to Host AgrAbility National Training Workshop in March

January 31, 2019
Agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic illness, their families, and professional staff are invited to the national conference, the foremost educational event in the nation addressing disabilities in agriculture. Applications for travel stipends for the conference are due by Feb. 7.

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Figure 1. Aaron Yoder uses an ATV simulator at the National FFA Convention to provide safety training. Yoder will be one of the course instructors for the Youth Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Course.
Figure 1. Aaron Yoder uses an ATV simulator at the National FFA Convention to provide safety training. Yoder and other instructors will use the simulator in Nebraska this summer when teaching Youth Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses.

Required Youth Tractor Safety Training at 12 Sites This Summer

March 9, 2018
This summer Nebraska Extension will be offering Youth Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses for 14- and 15-year-olds who will be working on a farm other than their family's.

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