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South Dakota Farm & Ranch Stress Summit
Monday, September 23, 2019, 9:00 AM to Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 5:30 PM CST
Category: Continuing Education

The SDSU Extension Rural Behavioral Health Team is partnering with the South Dakota Counselors Association (SDCA) to provide a three-day event, the South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit.

The Summit will be held September 23-25 at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center in Oacoma, SD. The purpose of the Summit is to provide the agricultural community with information on working through individual stress and how to provide support to individuals dealing with stress. Including farmers and ranchers, as well as those in support positions such as counselors, bankers, consultants, clergy, crop insurance agents and other business members, in these conversations will strengthen communities across SD.


Day 1 will feature a nationally recognized keynote speaker, Michael Rosmann, President of Rosmann and Associates and Executive Director of Agri Wellness, Inc. as well as breakout sessions, and SDSU Extension’s workshop for producers, “Weathering the Storm.”


Day 2 will provide tools for counselors, agribusinessmen, and community members on how to recognize and aid those in the agricultural community experiencing chronic stress. A workshop, “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress,” will be provided by SDSU Extension.


Day 3 will focus on an eight-hour training, Mental Health First Aid, for individuals across our agriculture and community landscapes. Mental Health First Aid training is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool to improve the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance problems and connect people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.

You can register for one or more days here