Farm Groups Announce Free, Public Online Stress Management Course 

 

Source: National Farmers Union (NFU)

Jun 19, 2020

 

WASHINGTON - Following the December 2019 announcement of a new farm stress management online training course for employees and members of Farm Credit, Farm Bureau and Farmers Union, these organizations have launched a free online training course available to the general public.

 

Developed by Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) and University of Illinois Extension (Illinois UIExtension), the course provides participants with skills to understand the sources of stress, manage their own stress, learn the warning signs of stress and suicide, identify effective communication strategies, reduce stigma related to mental health concerns and connect farmers and ranchers with appropriate mental health and other resources.

 

WHAT:

Join Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, Michigan State University Extension and University of Illinois Extension for a virtual press announcement about a free, online course to help individuals identify signs of chronic stress and offer effective communication skills.

 

WHERE:

Online – Register Here

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

9:00 a.m. EDT

 

SPEAKERS:

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

 

Contacts:

Mark Hayes, Farm Credit, 574.265.3989, markhayes@fccouncil.com

Ray Atkinson, Farm Bureau, 757.576.1383, raya@fb.org

Hannah Packman, Farmers Union, 303.819.8737, hpackman@nfudc.org  

 

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National Farmers Union advocates on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities. We envision a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice.

 

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