FarmResponse is a 3.5-hour continuing education course developed by national experts from the AgriStress Response Network. AgriSafe’s FarmResponse course provides the full range of competencies necessary to provide appropriate mental healthcare for agricultural producers and their families. This knowledge is critical for a healthcare professional to effectively care for a farmer’s total health.
The topics covered in FarmResponse include:
- The Total Farmer Health Model
- AgriBusiness Factors Impacting Mental Well Being
- Agriculture Work Factors
- Family Dynamics
- Agrarian Culture and Values
- Special Populations
- US Agricultural Producer Demographics
- Agricultural Community Healthcare Challenges
- Opioids and Alcohol Issues in Agriculture
- Suicide and Agriculture
- Resources and referrals
The on-demand content was developed in Articulate, an award-winning interactive virtual training product that meets the needs of e-learner’s professional development. FarmResponse will be housed in AgriSafe’s Learning Lab. The chapter format allows the learner to complete the course in chapter stages to meet the busy healthcare professionals’ time constraints.
We have ensured that the learning format meets the standards for professional development with learning objectives and required post-test.
Continuing education is available for multiple disciplines, click here for more information.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety offers 0.35 CEU or 3.5 contact hours of participation. This course is eligible for 3.5 CPH Recertification Credits and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. The following groups of professionals have been able to use these CEUs in the past; Industrial Hygiene (CIH), Certified Public Health Professional(CPH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Nursing (RN, LPN), Social Work (LSW), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Audiology (ABA), and others. Please contact your accrediting agency regarding any questions about receiving credits.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and AgriSafe Network. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring series for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Tara Haskins, DNP, RN
Total Farmer Health Director, AgriSafe Network
Tara Haskins is a registered nurse with 33 years of clinical experience. She holds a Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Forensics. For the last 12 years, she has been a nurse educator in psychiatric-mental health concepts. Tara has experience in crisis/suicide intervention and addiction treatment in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She is a 2018 AgriSafe Nurse Scholar graduate. As a National Rural Health Association Fellow, she collaborated on a policy paper on disaster preparedness and response in rural communities. Tara continues to advocate at a national level for rural health services and programming.
Adam Kantrovich, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist of Agribusiness, Clemson University Cooperative Extension, Director of Clemson University Extension Income Tax School, Asst. Director of the Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team
Dr. Adam J. Kantrovich received his B.S. and M.S. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Dr. Kantrovich has experience working in the commodity markets at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, with the USDA-APHIS, and has been in higher education for over 25 years. He currently is an Extension Specialist of Agribusiness, the Director of the Clemson University Extension Income Tax School, and Asst. Director of the Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team. Dr. Kantrovich specializes in Farm Management-related topic areas including Financial Analysis, Succession & Transition Planning, Tax Management, The Affordable Care Act, labor and ag policy-related issues, Farm Stress and Mental Health.
Kate Pigott, JD
Program Coordinator, Michigan and Florida Agricultural Mediation Programs
Kate Pigott is a trained mediator and licensed attorney in Michigan. She currently works with Michigan and Florida Agricultural Mediation Programs as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she worked for the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan which began her passion for the mediation process. Since 2014, she has worked with farmers and the agricultural community by empowering them to find productive solutions that help everyone move forward. Her purpose is to create a safe space for others to resolve their differences.
Shelbie Powell, MPH
Outreach Education Coordinator for the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education
Shelbie serves as the Outreach Education Coordinator for the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education in Tyler, TX where she creates and disseminates health and safety education for agriculture workers, fisherman, and logging/forestry workers in TX, OK, LA, AR, and NM. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Her passion for mental health and losing a friend to suicide has led to obtain her Mental Health First Aid Trainer certificate. She uses this expertise to reduce stigma in her community and better serve the needs of ag workers and their families. Her family background in ag and previous experience working for a cattle ranch, has created a deep appreciation for farmers and ranchers. She hopes to own land and animals one day with her husband, Drew.
Carolyn Oldham, Ph.D.
Director of Continuing Education at the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center
Carolyn Oldham is the Director of Continuing Education at the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC), a NIOSH/CDC funded-university center housed within the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky. CARERC focuses on the advancement of occupational safety and health training programs through outreach, education and research. In her work with CARERC and its sister center, the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP), she has worked with fellow researchers, health practitioners and agricultural community members across the state to develop, administer and facilitate the Agricultural Community QPR for Farmers and Farm Families train the trainer program. As of October 2021, the program had trained over 57 trainers and 720 agricultural community members in suicide prevention. This is one of many initiatives the Centers are working on with partners across both the state and southeast region to advance farmer mental health. Carolyn’s work in mental health is informed by not only research and practice but also her lived experiences as a survivor of suicide loss. Her twenty-year career in higher education and academe has focused on evaluation, assessment, accreditation, cultural responsiveness, community partnerships, and teaching. She is a graduate of Knox College (BA), Northwestern University (MSEd) and University of Kentucky (PhD).
Heidi Liss Radunovich, Ph.D
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida
Dr. Heidi Liss Radunovich has been a faculty member in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida since 2002. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist. Her teaching, research, and Cooperative Extension activities are related to rural and farmer health and mental health, disaster stress, family stress, and military families. Prior to her current position she served as a faculty member at the National Rural Behavioral Health Center at University of Florida, where she focused on rural child and family mental health, school-based prevention and intervention, teen risk behaviors, and disaster stress. Dr. Radunovich completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University, majoring in Psychology and Spanish. Her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology were earned at the University of South Florida, where she specialized in child and family therapy. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida.
Terasa Younker, MA
Research Associate and Grant Coordinator in the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences at the University of Florida
Terasa Younker is a research associate and grant coordinator in the department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences at the University of Florida. She has an MA from Harvard University and is an instructor in mental health education for the National Alliance for Mental Illness. She has experience as an instructor for the SMART Couples grant, where she provided relationship education. Her current research focuses on mental health interventions in agricultural communities. She also has expertise related to Japanese studies, and has taught Japanese language classes.
FarmResponse was developed with the generous support of the following sponsors:
"I feel I learned a lot in each chapter. This was a very thorough training - well done!"
"This training was very easy to follow, very informative as well as actively engaging for the learner. I feel as if I have learned so much from this training program!"