Informational Webinar about MSU Extensions Farm Stress Summit
This 30 min webinar will give a brief overview of Michigan State University Extension's upcoming Farm Stress Summit.
Michigan State University Extension has developed the Farm Stress
Management curriculum that provides two workshops and corresponding
materials to help farmers and those who work with them learn techniques
to manage stress and help those in need access resources.
Summit participants will earn a certificate allowing them to teach two flexible workshops in the curriculum:
Communicating with Farmers Under Stress. This is a
90-minute to full-day workshop designed for agribusiness professionals,
loan officers, family members and others who directly interact with
farmers on a regular basis. The workshop provides an overview of
stressors for farmers and shares best practices for connecting farm
families with resources. It looks at the current financial situation for
farmers today. It also unpacks the detrimental impact of stress on the
body and state of mind, providing information on how to recognize some
of the signs of stress and suicide in the farming community, and how to
connect people with resources they need.
Weathering the Storm in Agriculture: How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset.
This curriculum covers tools, resources and information for farmers and
their families to help them through difficult situations. This can be
taught one-on-one or in a group setting of up to 100 people.
Please join this webinar for a brief overview and a Q & A regarding this summit.