Farm Stress Training

ONLINE Farm Stress Training Webinar Available


Farm Stress Training

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 8:00 AM - Monday, June 14@ 12:00 PM

Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training

(re-posted from DL2 Open Courses)  -  At your own pace through July 2021 - Online

"In this course, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and how to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns. What you learn in this course can help your friends, family, neighbors and community during stressful times.

Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Cooperative Extension System, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have worked together to bring this course online for the public."

Course Outline and Learning Objectives

  • Unit 1: Managing Stress - Upon completion of this unit, participants will learn: signs, symptoms, and effects of stress; strategies for managing stress in healthy ways; common stressors for farmers and ranchers; and potential ripples of stress in families. Estimated time for completion is 60 minutes.
  • Unit 2: Communicating with Distressed Farmers. - Upon completion of this unit, participants will be able to: explain the importance of empathy and mindset for interactions with agricultural producers; identify techniques that can be used to manage conflict and stressful situations; apply communication knowledge and skills to interactions with farmers and farm families. Estimated time for completion is 75 minutes.
  • Unit 3: Suicide Awareness.  Upon completion of this unit, participants will be able to: recognize and provide initial assistance to someone who shows signs of suicidal thoughts. This unit might be emotionally challenging based on your comfort, experience(s) and or, history as it pertains to this topic. Overall purpose of the unit is to build your knowledge and confidence to communicate with people who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, and to be able to give them resources to help. Estimated time for completion is 30 minutes.
  • Course Developed by: Michigan State University Extension and University of Illinois Extension
  • Course Sponsored by: Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation, and National Farmers Union
  • Engaging content - Self-paced activities - Voice-over slide presentations - Downloadable resources
  • Self paced - Webinar ends June 14, 2021.

Cost per student: FREE    Site powered by Brightspace

Last updated September 24, 2020