Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union have announced the launch of a farm stress management online training course available for the general public.
Developed by Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) and University of Illinois Extension (Illinois Extension), the course will help farmers, their families and neighbors identify and cope with stress. It provides participants the skills to understand the sources of stress, manage their own stress, learn the warning signs of stress and suicide, identify effective communication strategies, and connect farmers and ranchers with appropriate mental health and other resources.
Making the announcement via webcast were:
• Todd Van Hoose, President and CEO, Farm Credit Council
• Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation
• Mike Stranz, Vice President of Advocacy, National Farmers Union
• Cheryl L. Eschbach, Director, Health and Nutrition Institute, Michigan State University Extension
• Courtney Cuthbertson, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Illinois Extension
Farm Stress Management Course announced