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SPOTLIGHT: Female Farmers stress resiliency survey

APRIL 2021 Women in agriculture are encouraged to take the Weathering Stress in Agriculture 2021 Questionnaire, an anonymous online survey created by UMASH, the University of Minnesota Extension-Women in Ag Network, American Agri-Women (AAW), and Minnesota Agri-Women District 11. All input and responses will build on knowledge from past surveys and …

Stress Busting with Women in Ag Network

FEBRUARY 2021 At the 2021 Women in Ag Network Annual Conference, UMASH hosted a stress buster in the virtual community. The 2021 conference Building Bridges, Cultivating Connections, held on February 3, 2021, gathered over 100 attendees, ranging from agricultural businesses, farmers, Extension educators and more. The UMASH presentation focused on equipping …

SPOTLIGHT: Looking for the right tool? UMASH has you covered.

DECEMBER 2020 Ever heard the phrase, “use the right tool for the job?” If you’re in a hands-on occupation, using the right tool is important to do the job right. Farming is an occupation full of opportunities and challenges. Recent years have presented new and old challenges for the agricultural community: low commodity prices, machinery setbacks, …

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 …

SPOTLIGHT: Lessons Learned – A Passion for Farm Safety and Mental Health

UMASH and Emily Krekelberg go “way back” with our mutual mission of promoting farm safety and health. Emily knows first hand the inherent dangers involved with farming with family members who were both severely injured as a result. She recently shared her personal story with the Telling the Story Project which was featured on the Minnesota Corn Growers website. …

SPOTLIGHT: NAMI Minnesota Partner Project Builds Community Relationships

OCTOBER 2020 In 2018, the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) established a partner project with the NAMI Minnesota to address suicide and the need for prevention training in rural Minnesota. This successful project relied on building strong relationships both inside the community and with larger organizations including Land …

Do you Know Someone who is Struggling?

OCTOBER 2020 Do you know someone who is struggling with their mental health? Are you wondering how you could help them? Look no further! In collaboration with our neighbors Cole Ehmke, MS, Agriculture Entrepreneurship and Personal Financial Management Specialist at the University of Wyoming Extension and Lucy Pauley from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture , …

FYI on PHI: UMASH Teaches New Course Online

JUNE 2020 COVID-19 has changed how we live, work and learn, and UMASH has been adapting with everyone else. UMASH staff taught a new course at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health’s summer Public Health Institute, which went online for the first time ever. The course built on our center’s work in stress and mental health support in …

SPOTLIGHT: You’re in Charge

MAY 2020 The University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is working to address the needs of communities during these challenging times.  You’re in Charge Maria Bertrand UMASH Student Communications Specialist You are greeted with a colorful 6-pronged wheel. “Enhance your wellbeing,” it says. The wheel is divided …