Attention to stress and mental health among agricultural producers has increased over recent years, and Cooperative Extension has been active in offering educational workshops and resources to agricultural audiences. This article describes the process and effectiveness of expanding two (university) Extension farm stress management programs to Cooperative Extension in other states through a national Farm Stress Management Summit. The two-day training Summit provided deeper knowledge about farm stress issues and prepared Extension professionals to offer behavioral health programs in their own communities and respective states. Evaluation findings highlight effective aspects of the Summit and next steps.
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Eschbach, C. L., Cuthbertson, C., Shelle, G., & Bates, R. O. (2022). Expanding Effective Behavioral Health Literacy Programs to Address Farm Stress. The Journal of Extension, 60(2), Article 19. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.60.02.19