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How Can You Help a Farmer? Get Farm Stress Certified!

The Ohio State University Colleges of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and Social Work, are pleased to offer a three-course program designed to provide mental health professionals the needed understanding and resources to assist Ohio's agricultural community. The Farm Stress Certified Program is valued at $100, but is free thanks to a grant from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. 

Module 1: Farming 101

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify unique stressors in the agriculture industry
  2. Examine the structure of Ohio’s farming community
  3. Recognize the barriers to seeking mental health treatment for the rural communities
  4. Discuss how weather plays a much larger role of stress for our farmers than we realize

Upcoming module dates: 

  • June 1, 1:00—3:30 pm
  • July 19, 9:30-Noon

Module 2: Managing the Farm

Learning Objectives

  1. Assess how passing on the farm affects the farm family
  2. Evaluate the impact of agriculture economic fluctuation
  3. Recognize the stress as a result of legal complexities in the farming community

Upcoming module dates: 

  • May 17, 9:30—Noon

Module 3: Farming - The Real World

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the Agrarian Imperative
  2. Illustrate the impact of full-time farming on the family
  3. Evaluate health care system issues for the agricultural community
  4. Discuss the challenges farmers face and the mental health impacts

Upcoming module dates: 

  • June 7, 1:00—3:30 pm
  • July 13, 9:30—Noon

Register for all three modules at

Click here to download the course flyer.

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