Online Courses:

  • FREE Online Course: Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training  Register and learn more
  • FREE- Ag-Focused QPR Suicide Prevention Training Online

    • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
    • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
    • The common causes of suicidal behavior
    • The warning signs of suicide
    • How to get help for someone in crisis
    • Course is offered on a monthly basis

  • The 2022 Montana’s Next Generation Conference -held online weekly, January 6-28, 2022
    • This conference will provide six powerful evening sessions covering recordkeeping, markets, marketing, crop production, succession planning, and business topics. Sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning January 11. All sessions will be broadcast and accessible online. Sessions will be free, but registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/3py9unt9 or via the link at www.mtnextgen.com.
    • Farm Service Agency (FSA) borrowers can complete their borrower training requirements through the series by participating in three evenings of their choice and completing the quiz and evaluation for those sessions.

  • Supporting Farmers' Mental Health: Understanding Farm Culture and Farm Family Dynamics

Supporting Farmer's Mental Health is an interactive, self-paced online training course for behavioral health providers focusing on the mental health needs of farmers and their family members due to the unique challenges and stressors currently facing individuals working as farmers. Providers can earn 6 continuing education hours after completing the course and taking a series of quizzes.

Objectives of the course include:

    • Understand the culture of farming and farm family dynamics
    • Understand the financial structure of a farm and the stress it produces
    • Learn the best approaches to supporting farmers and their families with mental health, substance use, and crisis challenges
    • Identify available resources to support farmers and their families

The course consists of 8 modules each focused on a specific topic related to supporting the mental health of farmers. Additional information about the course content and instructors can be found in the course description.

The training is intended for behavioral health providers with an interest in gaining a better understanding of the mental health needs and challenges of farmers and their families.

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