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Join us on August 30th for this free training.


Mental Health First Aid Training for Ag Community

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Farmers, agribusiness workers, and anyone who interacts with the agricultural community is encouraged to attend this free training. 

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. You’ll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

After the course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.
  • Understand how to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with help.
  • Use self-care tools and techniques.

  • Participants will be required to complete roughly 2 hours of online pre-work before attending the in person session. The instructors for this course are Ashley Colosi, NY FarmNet family consultant, and Tim Bigham, Senior Field Advisor with NY Farm Bureau. 

    Lunch will be provided from a local eatery, with a break from noon to 1pm.

    This free training is made possible by funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture. They have invested nearly $25 million in addressing farmer behavioral health on a state by state basis as part of the Farm and Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) through state Departments of Agriculture.

    Visit to register by August 19th. Contact NY FarmNet at 1-800-547-3276 with any questions. 




    Ken Estes Jr.
    Agriculture Program Leader


    Livingston County Conference Center
    1 Murray Hill Drive (Behind Liv. Cty. Auditorium)
    Mt. Morris, NY 14510

    Last updated August 10, 2022