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Stress webinars available

You can now view all three parts of the series of webinars entitled, "You're not too Tough: Talking about Mental Health in Agriculture." The series co-hosted by New York Farm Bureau and NY FarmNet was held in conjunction with September’s Suicide Prevention Month. Its goal is to help members identify and address issues of stress and behavioral health. Kate Downes, NY FarmNet Outreach Director and LEAD Class 18 Fellow, presented each webinar.


From the series description, "Farmers and farm families are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress this year ranging from rocky commodity markets to navigating new safety regulations to managing children at home while supporting their education, all while balancing the daily grind of operating a farm. It's easy to bury those thoughts, those emotions, when times are tough - they're uncomfortable and unfamiliar. This three-part series will help break down those barriers of talking about and addressing mental health and wellness in the unique culture of agriculture."


Click here to view part one, “Let’s Talk About It.”          

Click here to view part two, “Cultivating a Productive Mindset.”

Click here to view part three, “Talk Saves Lives” with Garra Lloyd-Lester, Director, NYS Suicide Prevention Community and Coalition Initiatives for the Suicide Prevention Center of NY