Learning Objectives

Chapter 1: Introduction to FarmResponse
  • Define the purpose of FarmResponse training
  • Explain the Total Farmer Health model as factors for mental health in this population
  • Define agricultural terms related to the FarmResponse content
Chapter 2: Introduction to Agriculture
  • Describe the demographic landscape of USDA identified farmers and rancher
  • List characteristics of US farms
  • Discuss the relationship between agricultural production and the US economy
Chapter 3: Business of Farming
  • Name agricultural financial stress factors
  • List inherent financial risks facing farmers and ranchers impacting mental stress
  • Interpret the role of Heir’s property as it relates to farmer stress
  • Summarize the impact of mediation as a tool to mitigate farmer stress
Chapter 4: The Work of Agriculture
  • Compare the work schedules of farmers and ranchers to the typical US workforce.
  • Name work challenges inherent in different types of agricultural production
  • Identify the primary acute and chronic health conditions in individuals working in agriculture
Chapter 5: The Culture of Agriculture
  • Define culture
  • Understand how culture in this population impacts health behaviors
  • Identify diverse cultures found within farming and ranching
  • Identify the impact of farming cultures on farmer mental health and health-seeking behaviors
Chapter 6: Healthcare
  • Identify barriers that agricultural workers face in accessing health care
  • Identify the special challenges faced by minority and marginalized groups in agriculture
  • Identify the impact of opioids and alcohol in the agricultural community
Chapter 7: Suicide
  • Identify suicide rates in agricultural populations
  • Identify risk factors for suicide, including access to lethal means
  • Discuss the issue of suicide with clients from farming backgrounds effectively
Chapter 8: Leaning into the strength of rural: Healthcare provider solutions
  • Identify strategies to support farmers and ranchers experiencing mental stress
  • Offer resources designed to address the needs of the population
  • Apply FarmResponse knowledge to referral processes effectively