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Farm and Ranch Stress Part 1 - Farming 101 is a Course

Farm and Ranch Stress Part 1 - Farming 101

Started Mar 31, 2022
2.5 credits

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Course Description

This first asynchronous course in the Farm and Ranch Stress program offered by the Colleges of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and Social Work introduces behavioral health professionals to the world of agriculture in Ohio and provides a base knowledge of issues facing farmers and rural Americans which impact access to mental healthcare and help-seeking behavior. Course participants will hear the unique perspectives of professionals in various areas of Ohio State Extension who serve rural populations throughout the state. 

To receive a Farm Stress Certified certificate for completing all three courses in the series, you must enroll through the program link: Farm and Ranch Stress Certificate Program. Enrolling in and completing each course individually will generate certificates for individual courses, but not a Farm Stress Certified certificate. The same number of CE clock hours will be earned regardless. 

If you have questions about the course, contact Bridget Britton at britton.191@osu.edu.

Continuing Education Classifications

  • Two and a half (2.5) CE clock hours
  • Meets requirements for CSWMFT Board

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

Learning Objectives 

  1. Identify unique stressors in the agriculture industry
  2. Examine the structure of Ohio’s farming community
  3. Recognize the barriers to seeking mental health treatment for the rural communities
  4. Discuss how weather plays a much larger role of stress for our farmers than we realize

Technical Assistance

First Time ScarletCanvas Users: After you enroll, you will receive two automated emails, one with the subject "Please confirm your email address - Ohio State ScarletCanvas." Use the link in that email to set up the password you would like to use for your account. 

For technical assistance with the ScarletCanvas platform, including logging in and password concerns, please contact CFAES Online Outreach team at faes-onlineoutreach@osu.edu. Please allow at least 24 hours for a reply during business hours, 72 hours over holidays and weekends.

To request a credit card receipt please fill out the ScarletCanvas receipt request form. Please allow 3 business days to process your request.


Ohio Department of Agriculture*Valued at $100, this Farm and Ranch Stress program is being offered at no charge to participants thanks to a grant funded by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and is supported by the intramural research program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 7 U.S.C 5936, Section 7522 of FCEA of 2008, Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN).

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