COLUMBUS, Ohio — The wet weather of 2019 caused a great deal of stress for farmers and Ohio’s agricultural industry. While we don’t know what Spring 2020 will bring, there are indications that we may have another delayed start to the planting season.
Ohio State University Extension educators and specialists responded last year with the creation of a website (https://u.osu.edu/2019farmassistance/home/) to address Ohio’s agricultural challenges. This website continues to be maintained with resources that address agronomic crops, financial management and stress management.
Through a grant from the USDA Farm Stress and Rural Assistance Network, Ohio State University Extension is able to offer Mental Health First Aid Training for agriculture professionals at three locations across Ohio in April. Four trainings originally scheduled for March have been canceled. Training dates and locations include:
April 9 OSU Lima Campus
April 14 OSU Extension Butler County
April 17 OSU Extension Franklin County
The registration fee is $20 per person and includes eight hours of training by OSU Extension professionals, materials, and lunch. Space is limited at each location. Training begins at 8:15 a.m. and will conclude by 5 p.m. To register, please click here: https://go.osu.edu/mhfa20
— Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, ANR
Ohio State University CFAES
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