The “Cultivemos Extension Cohort” (originally the FRSAN-NE Extension Cohort) invites you to join with other Extension personnel to discuss the implementation of programs to support the mental, emotional, social, and financial well-being of diverse populations of agricultural producers, workers, and their families. We are striving to expand the conversation about the “how to” increase innovative, accessible, and effective mental health care and stress assistance programs.
In 2021 FRSAN-NE funded the Extension Cohort’s creation of three short “warm-up” videos designed as a unique way to initiate conversations about farm stress and mental health. The videos bring to focus 1) aspects of loneliness and isolation, 2) the importance of community for building hope and optimism and 3) recognizing that Extension offices are available to help farmers access mental health services.
One area of discussion on the agenda this month will be: “how can the videos, the podcast series and other communication skills be effectively introduced to build confidence for Extension professionals across all program areas?” Learning how to be more confident and comfortable broaching difficult topics such as mental health and stress, will help people be better equipped to share the information and resources available to deal with the stress issues farmers may be trying to cope with.
In addition, we will welcome a presentation by Ryan Salsman, Coordinator of the University of Maryland Extension Farm Stress Management Program. Ryan will give an overview of the program how they provide a variety of statewide activities that support the farm stress team through marketing, planning, and evaluation.
Please note that the Cultivemos Extension Cohort new day and time. Meetings are on the 4th TUESDAY of the month from 1-2.30.
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