This project aimed to reduce human
and financial risk for Virginia farmers with a focus on beginning, military
veteran, and historically underserved farmers through farm stress, wellness,
and safety education. This risk management initiative integrated within the
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program (VBFRCP), a
coalition-based Extension program providing statewide curriculum and trainings for
a diversity of new and establishing farmers. The AgrAbility Virginia Program and other partners collaborated on project aims. Our initiative created 11 resources, implemented 18 workshops, implemented 12 webinars, and conducted 2 farm dinner theatres, ultimately culminating in the
creation of a farm stress and mental health toolkit for farmers and service providers to use. In addition to webinar recordings and a how-to guide
for farm dinner theatre, the toolkit contains resources on grief during the
time of the coronavirus pandemic, best practices for farm financial wellness, a
decision-making guide for farm service providers, fictional case studies
highlighting various farm stress and mental health issues, and a mental health
assessment that farm service providers can use with farmers experiencing
stress. As a result, a total of 971 farmers and farmer educators improved their knowledge of farm safety, health, and wellness concepts, practices, and interventions.
Number of Participants: 2281
There are no promotional materials available for this project.
There are no educational materials available for this project.
REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
There are no reports or evaluations available for this project.