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NY Farmnet Holds Mental Health Trainings for Agriculture Community


The organization New York Farmnet is holding multiple upcoming mental health first aid training sessions across the state. The group comes to Cortland County’s Albright Grange Wednesday 8 AM-5 PM.

The gatherings are designed to help farmers, agribusiness workers and anyone who interacts with the agricultural community if they’re experiencing signs of a mental health crisis. NY Farmnet’s Jen Schwytzer explains more of what goes on at the trainings.

“What you are going to see in these trainings is how to identify farm stress, how to identify someone who is feeling overwhelmed with the potential workload, family issues, anything that could relate to the farm stress.” Jen Schwytzer said to X101.

Sessions are also available to family and friends of affected farmers. Training is made possible by funding from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture.

There will also be a training session held on October 21st in Ithaca at Cornell University.

Our full interview with FarmNet’s Jen Schwytzer can be found below.

NY Farmnet Holds Agriculture Trainings for Farming Community

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