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Webinar: The Healing Capacity of Honey Bees: Veterans Using Beekeeping as a Modality to Achieve Positive Mental Health Outcomes
October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 09:47 am
Summary: Veterans deal with a whole host of disabilities, traumas, and transitional issues following military service. Agriculture can serve as a solution to many veteran issues through professional training to support career goals and therapeutic activities to support overall wellness of the veteran and their families. Crosscutting programs like Heroes to Hives seek to address these multifaceted needs through professional training in beekeeping and transpersonal wellness practices within the course that seek to utilize bees and the interaction with them as modalities for positive health outcomes. In this session, we will discuss how Heroes to Hives delivers wellness opportunities and practices to their students.
Intended Audience: Health Care Providers, Ag Educators, and Veteran Service Providers
Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Participants will learn about the Heroes to Hives program’s integrative training program.
- Participants will understand the value of integrating transpersonal practices into agricultural settings for wellness.
- Participants will learn how collaboration with the VA can lead to new wellness opportunities for veterans using VA care.
- Participants will learn about the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program’s Professional Development grant opportunity.