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New Farm Stress Training Course Available


Extension practitioners wishing to learn more about how they can support farmers and ranchers experiencing high levels of stress  brought on by the economic turmoil associated with  COVID-19 are encouraged to participate in a new online training course supported by a coalition of agriculture-serving agencies and organizations.  The training is a modified version of a curriculum originally developed by Michigan State University Extension that was adapted for use by the coalition.  Members of the coalition include the American Farm Bureau Federation, Farm Credit, National Farmers Union, USDA Farm Service Agency, and USDA NIFA.  To learn more about the free online training, please visit



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