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WRITER: JENNIFER DUFF
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: david-pedersen@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

I-CASH accepting proposals for seed grants

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Each year thousands of children are injured or die as a result of farming incidents. To help prevent these tragedies Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) is seeking proposals to award 10 seed grants of $500 each to promote youth safety on Iowa farms.

Awards will be given to develop farm family safety seminars targeting the prevention of childhood injuries on the farm. In the past these seminars have been a successful way to motivate parents and children to make the farm a safer place.

Applications may be obtained by calling Judy Thirtyacre at the UI Institute for Rural and Environmental Health at (319) 335-4438. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. March 18. It is expected that awards will begin on or about May 1.

I-CASH is a partnership of the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

2/18/98