Halverson, from Dubuque, IA, is a highly trained and skilled occupational health nurse who has served the farming community for more than 25 years. She is the rural health training coordinator at the National Educational Center for Agricultural Safety and Rural Health and parish health coordinator at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque.
Halverson is known both in Iowa and throughout the country as a pioneer in the fields of agricultural health and parish health nursing. In 1998, she received the Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. She is actively involved with more than 10 professional organizations such as the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the National Rural Health Association. She is an instrumental leader in bringing national attention to the unique field of agricultural health and safety.
Halverson accepted the award August 11, 2006 during the WOI midday radio show being broadcast from the Iowa State University Extension booth, located in the 4-H Building at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. The award was presented by State Senator Robert Dvorsky of Coralville.
I-CASH created the Hall of Fame Award in 2002 as a lifetime achievement award for individuals or organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions to agricultural safety and health in Iowa.