Mental Health Innovations Exchange

Last updated on September 8th, 2022 at 10:45 am

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On the first Wednesday of every month, 2-3 mental health professionals talk about their mental health project in a 10-15 minute flash presentation. The objective of our monthly meetings is to engage innovative ideas and strategies to serve the farming and ranching community in the area of mental health. This is an open monthly meeting with representation across our nation. Please extend invitations to colleagues and other professionals that are interested in this subject.

Be a Flash Speaker:

Would you like to share your mental health project with our national audience? Use this form to submit your interest: 

Meetings happen on the first Wednesday of the month. Tell us which month you are available to present.
Max. file size: 500 MB.

Coming October 5th:

To be announced!

Catch Up on Old Meetings:

Meetings are recorded, so if you have missed one or want to listen again to a presentation, you can!

September 7, 2022

Michele Payne, CSP Growing Agriculture’s Stress Management Tools

Cheryl Dean Witt, PhD, RN Keeping Farmer’s Healthy and In the Field

August 3, 2022

Briana Hagen, MSC, PhD, University of Guelph
Farmer Mental Health in Canada: Updates and Available Resources

Amanda DeDiego, PhD, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, University of Wyoming
The Public Access Telehealth Spaces (PATHS) Initiative: Addressing Healthcare Equity and Access Through Public Library Partnerships

Faye McGuire, OTD, OTR/L, AgrAbility
Texas AgrAbility’s Mental Health Support and Resources for Veterans and Beginning Farmers & Ranchers

July 6, 2022

Monica McConkey, LPC, Eyes on the Horizon Consulting
Effective Mental Health Accessibility in Ag: The Minnesota Rural Mental Health Program

Soni Cochran, MS, Nebraska Extension
Improving Mental Well-Being in Rural Nebraska


June 1, 2022

Katherine James, PhD, MS, MSPH, Colorado School of Public Health
Mental and Behavioral Health in Agriculture Workers in a Rural Community in a 20-year Drought

Chad Reznicek, MA, LPC, Colorado AgrAbility Project
An Overview of Colorado AgrAbility Project’s Behavioral Health Focus

Clinton Wilson, AgWell
Supporting Well-Being in Agriculture

May 4, 2022

Kaila S. Anderson, LMSWLandLogic Founder
A New Approach Incorporating the Love of the Land Into a Farmer’s Healing Journey

Karen Endres, Wisconsin Farm Center
Strategies and Resources When the Stress is Too Much

Brian S. Hammer, MPA, CDS, Nationwide AgriBusiness Insurance
Safety Stress: Using Vehicle Technology to Help You Alleviate Concern and Manage Safe Vehicle Operation

March 2, 2022

Veronica McClendon, Esq., McClendon Law and Consulting, LLC
Promoting Peace of Mind by Addressing Heirs’ Property and Implementing Effective Succession Planning Strategies

Shelbie Lambert, MPH, Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury, and Prevention and Education
Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury, and Prevention and Education Social Media Toolkit

Dale Dobson, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Learn about the value of a handshake and the “passing of the coin” as a way to bridge hope.

February 2, 2022

Adam Kantrovich, PhD, Clemson University Cooperative Extension
State based grassroots approach to AgriWellness in South Carolina

Jason Medows, RPh, Pharm D, Ag State of Mind Podcast
Using podcasts to break the stigma regarding mental health in agriculture