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Onward and Upward

 NOVEMBER 2020 The Cultivating Resiliency project began as a partner project with UMASH in 2018 which centered around the fact that farm women and women in agriculture have unique needs in responding to farm and agricultural stress because of the multiple roles they play. This project developed tools for supporting women in ag, including webinars and …

Better Together: Collaborations for Mental Health in Rural Areas

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s Winter 2020 magazine, Minnesota Alumni, highlighted innovative approaches U of M alumni, students, and faculty are using to improve dental care and mental health support throughout Minnesota. UMASH was featured as a resource for farmers going through stressful times. One UMASH Partner Project in particular …

Trade Talk Success at the National Association of Farm Broadcaster’s Annual Convention

Scott Heiberger and Melissa Ploeckelman are no strangers to the agricultural media. In November, they headed to Kansas City to take part in the National Association of Farm Broadcaster’s Annual Convention. One of the main events at the annual conference is Trade Talk. During Trade Talk, Heiberger and Ploeckelman had an exhibit table to discuss our …

Protecting People in Agriculture – ISASH 2019

Protecting People in Agriculture is the motto for ISASH – the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health           The annual meeting is one UMASH regularly attends as it offers opportunities to learn about recent research, outreach and to network with other agriculture health and safety professionals. Diane …

SPOTLIGHT: Cultivating Resiliency for Women in Agriculture

A new interactive online series is setting out to help women in agriculture cultivate resiliency by focusing on what they can control in these challenging times and connect them with resources and information that can help them weather stress. …