Farm Stress Training Course Offered Online

A new free online course called “Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training” is available to teach participants stress management, suicide awareness, and how to communicate with farmers suffering from stress. USDA’s Cooperative Extension System, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation, and National Farmers Union worked together to bring this course online for the public. The content was created by Extension professionals at Michigan State University, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Montana State University, and South Dakota State University. In this course, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and how to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns. The self-paced course takes approximately two hours and 45 minutes to complete.