Mental Health First Aid Training Offered by OSU Extension

The wet weather of 2019 caused a great deal of stress for farmers and Ohio’s agricultural industry.  While we don’t know what Spring 2020 will bring, there are indications that we may have another delayed start to the planting season.  Ohio State University Extension educators and specialists responded last year with the creation of a website (https://u.osu.edu/2019farmassistance/home/) to address Ohio’s agricultural challenges.  This website continues to be maintained with resources that address agronomic crops, financial management, and stress management.

Ohio State University Extension, with funding assistance from the USDA Farm Stress and Rural Assistance Network, is offering Mental Health First Aid Trainings for agricultural professionals. Target audiences include agricultural businesses and service providers, financial planners and lenders, veterinarians, clergy, educators and others who work with farm clientele.  

These one-day trainings will be offered mid-March thru mid-April at seven locations across Ohio:

      • March 18             FABE Building at OARDC Wooster
      • March 19             OSU Extension Regional Office, Caldwell
      • March 27             OSU Extension Fayette County
      • March 30             OSU Piketon
      • April 9                   OSU Lima Campus
      • April 14                 OSU Extension Butler County
      • April 17                 OSU Extension Franklin County

The registration fee is $20 per person and incudes eight hours of training by OSU Extension professionals, materials and lunch.  Space is limited at each location.  Training begins at 8:15am and will conclude by 5pm.  To register, please click here: https://go.osu.edu/mhfa20

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