The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension of Dane County and Brown County will offer a program for agribusiness professionals to address farm stress and farmer health. The program will train agribusiness professionals in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR).
The program will be offered via zoom/video conference on May 21, 2020 at 1:00-2:30 pm.
As agriculture professional consultants work closely with farmers, they are often in a position to recognized acute stress. Given the appropriate training and skills, they may help recognize when stress is overwhelming, and could refer farmers to appropriate resources. The Question, Persuade Refer mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training that can make a positive difference in the life of someone you know. QPR consists of these three skills: Question…a person about suicide, Persuade…someone to get help and, Refer…someone to the appropriate resource.
Registration is free. Registration is requested, as this program is limited to 20 attendees.
Register for either training through Eventbrite here
To request program accommodations in languages other than English, or based on disability, contact María José Fuenzalida at Fuenzalida@countyofdane.com or 608-224-3708.
Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 10 days prior to the scheduled training.
For help with registration contact Extension Dane County at 608-224-3700