WebEx Video Conference:
Building Resilient Agricultural Communities


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
9:00am – 12:30 pm

Mental health challenges are an important public health issue in agricultural communities. The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are hosting a working forum to bring stakeholders together from across the state of Minnesota to explore the impact of availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability of mental health outreach and support services in rural Minnesota.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ONLINE!  The live video conference will feature the presentations and discussion panel, Q&A session, and a presentation on seed grant opportunities.

Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times


Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers.  Farmers and rural communities face unique stresses and emotional situations, including financial challenges, unpredictable weather, physically demanding work, and more.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has new resources for Minnesota farmers, rural residents, family and friends, and agricultural advisors.

Farm & Rural Helpline

833-600-2670 (toll free)

The helpline is available to Minnesota farmers, rural residents, and anyone unsure of what to do about family or friends who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, or a mental health crisis.

This service is free, confidential, and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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PARTNERS

The center is a collaboration of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine, the National Farm Medicine Center of the Marshfield Clinic with the Migrant Clinicians Network, and the Minnesota Department of Health. This collaboration brings together unique and complimentary expertise to address existing and emerging occupational health and safety issues in agriculture.

  • University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • National Farm Medicine Center
  • University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • Migrant Clinicians Network