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Farm Family Resource Initiative
The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development (CRHSSD) is leading the effort to build a network of support and resources for Illinois farm families. The purpose of the initiative is to provide a range of resources including a helpline to assist with farmer and farm-related issues that include mental and physical health needs. Additionally, the initiative offers ongoing outreach, education and training to rural clients and partners working to improve the health and safety of farm families.
Events and webinars
Meet Josh and Emily
Josh and Emily want their farm to be a family operation with rich history and a bright future. They love what they do but realize that their marital happiness is not exclusively tied to the farm’s success. Their farm and personal relationship are built on mutual respect for each other and others in the operation.
We asked Josh and Emily about farm family life and how they handle the stress and pressures that come with working on a farm.
AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program
The AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program offers nurses and health care workers virtual training in a variety of subjects relevant to rural environments. Webinars will address special populations, workplace ergonomics, PPE, hearing conservation, mental health and well-being for farmers, and more.
March 13, 2024
Farm Succession: Planning for the farm's future and yours - Cultivating Communications