Addressing Military Needs in Agriculture

Summary: Veterans have a long history of service to our country through military service and through agriculture. The 2017 USDA report added a new special category of producers: “Producers with Military Service”. This report identified that 370,019 men and women agriculture producers claimed the title of US veteran, with 294,974 of them having spent more thanRead More

Assessment of Opioid Misuse Risk Among Farmers in the Clinical Setting

Prescription opioids are often the first-line therapy to treat chronic and acute pain among farmers. Prescribing opioids to farmer populations that may not seek regular treatment or have access to alternative therapies increases the risk for potential opioid misuse. Properly assessing for these characteristics among other abuse or addiction risk factors, is critical in providingRead More

Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose in the Agricultural Workplace: Information for Employers and Workers

In 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General called for increased awareness and availability of naloxone, the opioid antagonist, to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Despite the rise in the dispensing of naloxone, there is a significant gap in our response across all sectors of society. In the rural parts of our country, where emergency responseRead More

Missing the Mark: The Risks of Misdiagnosing Lyme Disease

Summary: Tick borne illnesses often go undetected for years. Our speakers will provide unique perspectives from clinicians, resource development, and emotional support of those suffering with Lyme disease. The webinar will provide up to date education, understanding of the complex disease presentation, Lyme disease resources and awareness of the long-term effects for physical and mentalRead More

NFSHW 2021: A Look at Stress and Mental Health During COVID-19 and the Impacts to Farmers and Other Sectors

Summary: Hurricane Michael was the worst agriculture disaster in Georgia's history. The Department of Agriculture partnered with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) to develop outreach and educational materials to support farmer mental health in the state. The goal was to provide strategiesRead More

NFSHW 2021: Stepping Boldly into Tough Conversations

Summary: Difficult conversations are something that people rarely look forward to. The reality is ignoring a situation and hoping that it will resolve itself, rarely works. Join us on September 24th to learn how to confidently step into a tough conversation and promote open communication. Intended Audience: Anyone who wants to be more effective whenRead More

Webinar: Agriculture and Alcohol Use

Summary: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration report that approximately 20.1 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder related to their use of alcohol or illicit drugs. However, little is known about the prevalence of substance use in the ranching and farming community due to stigma and the lackRead More

Webinar: Promoting Peace of Mind by Addressing Heirs’ Property and Implementing Effective Succession Planning Strategies

Promoting Peace of Mind by Addressing Heirs’ Property and Implementing Effective Succession Planning Strategies Summary: Owning heirs’ property and experiencing the challenges that accompany this means of owning property can have a negative impact on the mental health and well-being of farmers and landowners. These impacts can be especially felt by individuals who make theirRead More

Nurse Scholar

The AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program is an online learning experience taught by expert health & safety educators. The course will help nurses increase their competence in prevention, identification, and assessment of diseases and conditions commonly experienced by people working in agriculture. Topics covered include emerging issues, PPE, respiratory PPE, allergic and non-allergic respiratory disease, hearingRead More

Webinar: Tools to Help Manage Financial Risk for Livestock Producers

Summary: Changing climate, market conditions, and many other factors impact the work and health of livestock producers, ranchers, and farmers. When a natural disaster is added on top of other stressors, support from a variety of sources is needed. This webinar will focus on the USDA Disaster Assistance Programs available to support producers who areRead More

Webinar: Culture is Our Wellness [La Cultura Cura]

Culture is our Wellness Summary: The science of medicine has been part of every culture around the world. However, the contemporary allopathic medical model represents only part of our understanding of health, healing, and wellbeing, and not failing to mention, it is not always accessible to marginalized communities. This webinar introduces the practice of CuranderismoRead More

FarmResponse

FarmResponse® is an On-Demand 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. People that live in orRead More