AgriSafe’s FarmResponse: Looking Back at the First Year
Recorded On: 08/24/2023
Summary: Launched in February 2022, AgriSafe’s FarmResponse is an on-demand interactive course through AgriSafe’s Learning Lab. The FarmResponse course addresses farm and ranching cultural competencies for healthcare providers and specialists by exploring the effects of financial stress, land ownership and legacy issues, substance use, suicide, and the work of agriculture on mental wellbeing. The curriculum is based on the Total Farmer Health model as it relates to factors for mental health in agriculture. The goal is to train those who serve in agricultural communities to understand the impact of farming culture on farmer mental health and health-seeking behaviors. This session will present the first year evaluation data of over 500 FarmResponse learners. Come and learn more about this exciting professional development resource. AgriSafe’s FarmResponse program lead will be there to answer your questions about bringing FarmResponse to your healthcare providers.
Intended Audience: Governmental departments, Farm stress initiatives and organizations, healthcare professionals, academia
Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the FarmResponse training.
- Explain the benefits of FarmResponse training.
- Discuss the findings of the FarmResponse evaluation data.
- Discuss program offerings and future initiatives from FarmResponse.
CheryI Beseler, PhD,
Evaluator for the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
Cheryl Beseler, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is the evaluator for the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH), in addition to having five other grant-funded projects. She has been working in mental health in the agricultural community since 2000.
Mikaela Stoltzfus, MPH
Public Health Analyst
Mikaela Stoltzfus is a Public Health Analyst for AgriSafe. She is from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and graduated from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with her MPH in Epidemiology this month. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and spending time outdoors. She has enjoyed working at AgriSafe since summer 2021 and loves getting to work with different members of the team!