FFRI Webinars

Ag Professionals

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Webinars for Ag community

Harvest a Healthier You: Wellness Strategies for Farm Families

This five-part series of webinars covers  
• Coping with loss: Will I ever stop crying?
• When is it depression?  What are the signs?
• Am I drinking too much?
• My farm’s legacy – what happens when I retire or I am gone?  
• Divorce and its emotional toll on farm families

FFRI Women in Ag

Financial support provided by Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and the Illinois Department of Agriculture in cooperation with USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

VIRTUAL WEBINAR

Women in Agriculture Series

As women in agriculture, we are faced with a multitude of challenges.  This webinar series focuses on strategies to confront these challenges head on through improving our sense of wellbeing, both as individuals and in our relationships.  All women who work in agriculture are invited to attend.  Come prepared to learn more about yourself and how you can move forward with renewed resilience!

12 - 1 pm | Virtual (Zoom)
Thursday, March 9

Learning to Love Ourselves 
Thursday, March 23
Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships in Times of Stress 
Thursday, March 30
Bend Don’t Break: Becoming Resilient

FFRI Community Forum

There is no charge to participate thanks to the generous financial support provided by Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and the Illinois Department of Agriculture in cooperation with USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

COMMUNITY FORUM

Planning for the Farm’s Future and Yours

Considering farming for several more years? Stepping back? Or something in-between?
It is estimated more than 70% of the farmland in America will be transferred in the next 15 to 20 years. Planning for that succession is important to you, your family and your farm’s future. Multiple family members/entities are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, March 14
Farm Credit Building | 6:00 pm
410 Potomac Blvd | Mount Vernon
Wednesday, March 15
Sangamon County Farm Bureau | 6:30 pm
2631 Beechler Ct | Springfield 
Thursday, March 16
Spoon River College Conference Center | 6:30 pm
2500 E Jackson | Macomb

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

There is no charge to participate thanks to the generous financial support provided by Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and the Illinois Department of Agriculture in cooperation with USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

VIRTUAL WEBINAR

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

With suicide on the rise within the agriculture community, the Farm Family Resource Initiative is launching an open support group for farmers and farm family members 18 years and older who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group will meet monthly and the meetings will be held virtually.

Survivors of suicide loss share a singular bond. While each situation is different, those who have lost a loved one to suicide tend to experience similar feelings and stages of grief, and have similar questions. Support groups provide an opportunity to meet others who understand and are willing to share. 

First Wednesday of each month | 3:30-4:30 pm | Virtual

For questions or to register, please contact Bonnie at 217.757.8115 or via email at blandwehr54@siumed.edu

Webinars for Ag Professionals

Rural Mental Health Summit

Financial support provided by Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and the Illinois Department of Agriculture in cooperation with USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

CME Credit Opportunity

2023 Rural Mental Health Summit

An opportunity for dialogue between Illinois agricultural leaders and health professionals to share, learn and develop relationships so we can better serve Illinois rural residents together.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Memorial Learning Center
228 W Miller St | Springfield, IL
Registration 9am | Summit 10am-2pm
Lunch provided

Registration $20 person
Please register by Tuesday, March 21st.

FFRI Nurse Scholar Program
CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAM

AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program

The AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program is a distance learning opportunity available to rural nurses. Education and training, provided by experienced health & safety educators, will enable rural nurses to increase their knowledge base in prevention, identification and assessment of diseases related to agricultural work exposures. Classes are in the form of webinars that can be viewed OnDemand.  Nurses who complete this course will be eligible for 20 hours of continuing nursing education.