Running on All Cylinders
Running on all Cylinders is a customizable workshop aimed at supporting the overall health and well-being of farmers, ranchers, agriculture workers, and their families. Participants in this introductory-level workshop will increase their awareness of issues causing stress for farmers, ranchers & agricultural workers, learn to identify signs of long-term stress in these populations, explore coping strategies, stress management tools, and basic intervention, de-escalation, and safety strategies. Through this workshop, we hope to normalize conversations around suicide, substance abuse, and mental health struggles and connect participants to local, state, and federal resources.
Building a Community Safety Net
Building a Community Safety Net is geared toward local leaders and professionals that work directly with farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers. This training provides a deeper dive into how to be a better listener and how to have hard conversations around stress management, mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. This training also provides extensive contact information to community support and crisis resources with the goal of equipping a network of peer supporters that feel confident in their ability to help promote and support the well-being of the farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers in their community.
COMET – Changing our Mental and Emotional Trajectory
Developed by the High Plains Research Network (HPRN) Community Advisory Council (a grassroots group of ranchers, teachers, small business managers, students, retirees in rural eastern Colorado), rural mental health professionals, and health researchers, COMET training aligns with rural cultural values of neighbor helping neighbor and communities being their own best resource. Via COMET, community members learn how to initiate a supportive interaction for a potentially emotional conversation using a simple, conversational seven-question guide.
A seven-week cycle of 30-minute, online meetings, Well-being Wednesdays create a regular, weekly space for participants to explore basic well-being themes as they apply to their daily lives. Built around AgWell’s Well-being Toolkit, the workshops include an introduction to the toolkit, followed by sessions build around 6 themes: Acknowledgement, Connection, Action Plans, Exercise, Rest, and Laughter. Participation is open to anyone involved with or connected to the Rocky Mountain Agricultural community.
Presented by AgriSafe
FarmResponseSM is a 3.5-hour continuing education module developed by national experts from the AgriStress Response Network. AgriSafe’s FarmResponse provides the full range of competencies necessary to provide appropriate mental healthcare for agricultural producers and their families. This knowledge is critical for a wide range of healthcare professionals to effectively care for a farmer’s total health.
For residents of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture has generously sponsored 150 free seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, or to register for this training please visit the AgriSafe FarmResponse webpage.