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MSU Extension begins webinar series on farm stress Nov. 17

Mississippi State online series funded by USDA grants

Susan Collins Smith

October 23, 2020

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The Mississippi State University Extension Service PROMISE Initiative will launch a webinar series Nov. 17 about farm stress, mental health and social structural issues affecting farmers and ranchers. Michael Rosmann, a psychologist and farmer, will present “What We Have Learned about Agricultural Behavioral Health from the 1980s to the Present Day.” The webinar begins at noon CST. 

The Nov. 17 webinar kicks off a six-month series titled “R is for Rural and Resilient.” The webinars will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from November 2020 to April 2021, from noon to 1 p.m. CST. 

The series is open to a national audience and will benefit agricultural producers, industry professionals, Extension agents, U.S. Department of Agriculture employees and other individuals who work in or support those in the agricultural industry.

Webinars are free, but participants must sign up for each webinar separately to receive access information. Webinar dates and links for sign-up are as follows:
Nov. 17:
Dec. 15:
Jan 19:
Feb. 16:
March 16:
April 20:

A collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the series is part of the PROMISE Initiative, an opioid-misuse prevention program focused on enhancing mental health among rural populations, especially agricultural producers. PROMISE stands for “Preventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast” and is led by a multidisciplinary team of Extension professionals. 

For more information about the PROMISE Initiative, visit the Extension website at or contact Mary Nelson Robertson at [email protected] or 662-325-4447.

MSU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, contact Mary Nelson Robertson at [email protected] or 662-325-4447, or Taylor Szasz Green at [email protected].

This project is supported by the FY2017 and FY2020 Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Grants #2017-46100-27225 and #2020-46100-32841, and the FY2018 and FY2020 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants #6H79TI081894-02M001 and #1H79TI083275-01.

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