AB Direct - Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 372.00 del

AB Direct - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 372.00 del

US Trade- Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 288.00 *few (NE)

US Trade - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 288.00*few (NE)

Canadian Dollar

$74.24
0.07
August 24, 2021 Health & Production

Do More Ag launches ag literacy program for mental health professionals

The Do More Agriculture Foundation (Do More Ag) is offering mental health professionals a chance to learn about the unique challenges facing people in agriculture.

According to Healthy Minds Healthy Farms, a 2020 study led by Farm Management Canada (FMC), farmers are more likely to participate in support programs offered by providers familiar with agriculture, and the unique needs of farmers.

In response to this need, the Do More Ag foundation will offer its first AgCulture course to mental health professionals on September 20. The four-module course will be offered over eight hours, and will be delivered by mental health professional and farmer Lauren Van Ewyk.

“AgCulture introduces therapists to both the current experience in agriculture, as well as specific strategies geared to meet the needs of farmers,” Lauren Van Ewyk, AgCulture Facilitator.

It is hoped that in building agriculture literacy, the course will help mental health professionals develop therapeutic relationships with farmers and ranchers.

“We are very proud to be launching this program and hope it not only bridges the industry knowledge gap, but allows producers to feel more comfortable reaching out for help,” says Adelle Stewart, Exectutive Director, Do More Ag. “With the current stress this year especially, having more mental health professionals on the ground to work with producers is something we are very proud to be a part of.”

The first session, which will be offered virtually, will help Do More Ag gauge interest. From there, the group will determine how often the course will be offered going forward.

Mental health professionals with five years of experience in their field are encouraged to visit the registration page for information on the upcoming course.

Do More Ag is a not-for-profit organization that champions mental wellbeing in Canadian producers.

Share this on

Top Stories

February 23, 2024 Business Tools

New report projects job vacancies will surpass 100,000 by 2030 as nearly one-third of agri-workforce retires

February 22, 2024 Checking in with ABP

Canadian farm sector income expected to reach new records

February 21, 2024 Checking in with ABP

Join us at ABP's 2024 Annual General Meeting

Cattle Report

Updated: 23/02/2024

Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 372.00 del

Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 372.00 del

Choice Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 288.00 *few (NE)

Choice Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 288.00*few (NE)

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: 212.04

Canadian Dollar

$74.24   0.07

Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
13-May-2024 230 330 --
10-June-2024 238 340 --
8-July-2024 234 -- --
5-August-2024 232 340 --
2-September-2024 230 346 --
30-September-2024 230 348 388
28-October-2024 228 348 388
Last Updated on February 16, 2024

Add to Homescreen

  1. Tap the menu button next to the address bar or at the bottom of your browser.
  2. Select ‘Install’ or ‘Add to Homescreen’ to stay connected.