Stop Zoonosis in its Tracks - Prevention of Zoonotic Diseases

This Train the Trainer course is designed for teachers, Extension staff, 4H and FFA leaders and others who work with young adults.

Agricultural producers are at high risk for acquiring a zoonotic disease related to their work environment with minimal information related to risks, symptoms and prevention. The majority of emerging infectious diseases in the U.S. are zoonotic in nature. They are often difficult to determine and many go unreported for a variety of reasons.


By the end of this session, students will be able to: 

  • define zoonotic disease and identify various modes of transmission; 
  • locate recommended educational resources for use in educational programs; 
  • discuss warning signs and symptoms of major zoonotic diseases; 
  • identify zoonotic diseases affecting the production agricultural population

Access the Train the Trainer Webinar from the AgriSafe Learning Lab!

Classroom Activities

  1. Diseases That Animals and Humans Share: The Words You Need to Know
  2. Hand Washing activity
  3. AgriSafe Zoonosis bingo (available after completing the train the trainer)
  4. Webinar recording with Kaitlyn (30 min webinar to be used with students - available after completing the train the trainer)


Prevention of Zoonotic Diseases Resource - AgriSafe

Don't Get Stuck! Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Agricultural Settings (free webinar)

Zoonoses: Infectious diseases we share with animals in the farm environment (webinar has a fee)

If you have already viewed the Train the Trainer webinar and are looking for resources, please contact AgriSafe at [email protected]