UC Davis agricultural center gets funding renewal - Sacramento Business Journal:: "UC Davis agricultural center gets funding renewal
Sacramento Business Journal - 9:07 AM PST Wednesday
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of California Davis received a $5.1 million grant to continue its work for the next five years.
The center, which was created by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, conducts research and provides educational programs to improve the health and safety of farmers. The new grant will allow the center to work to develop collaborations among universities, government agencies, industry and community groups.
Marc Schenker, director of the center, called the renewal of funding a vote of confidence in the center's work.
'As the national's leading agricultural state, California, alone, is home to a broad spectrum of agricultural enterprises ...,' he said. 'Addressing the health and safety needs of this very large, multifaceted industry is no small task.'
The center's current research projects center on airborne particles, farm worker health and safety and the respiratory health of dairy workers."
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