Mental Health First Aid Training for Agricultural Professionals Offered by OSU Extension

by: Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, ANR

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 ( 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 seven locations across Ohio between mid-March and mid-April.  Training dates and locations include:

March 18             FABE Building at OARDC Wooster

March 19             OSU Extension Regional Office, Caldwell

March 27             OSU Extension Fayette County

March 30             OSU Piketon

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 am and will conclude by 5 pm.  To register, please click here:

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