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Farmers Under Stress Workshop

08/20/2019, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cass county Fairgrounds

Numerous factors may cause stress for farmers. Many farmers face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges and more. You may know farmers who struggle with stress, anxiety. depression, burnout, indecision or suicidal thoughts.  You want to help, but maybe are not sure what to say or do. Or maybe you find yourself having to deliver difficult news to farmers. This workshop will help you recognize and respond when you suspect a farmer or farm family member might need help.    

Participants will: 
  •  Build awareness around potentially stressful conditions affecting some farmers.
  •  Learn stress triggers, identify signs of stress and review helpful techniques for responding. 
  •  Learn techniques for identifying, approaching and working with farmers who may not cope with stress effectively. 
  •  Learn where to go for additional help.    
QPR Training will also be provided at the workshop. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.   

The workshop will be held August 20th from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Cass County Fairgrounds. 2281 East 125 North, Logansport, Indiana.  RSVP at 574-753-7750 or email Krista Pullen at kristapullen@purdue.edu 

Lunch provided by Farm Credit Mid-America  
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