MDAR’s MassGrownWellness program will deliver a series of in-person and online training events for all Massachusetts agriculture community supporters, including all farmers, MDAR and professional staff, and partner organization advocates. Click here to view all available in-person and virtual training sessions.
February 7th, 10:00am-12:00pm – Training for Farmers (West Springfield): This in-person 2-hour session will raise awareness of mental health and stress on farms by discussing the stressors unique to farmers and farm families and how these affect their mental health and well-being. The training will identify the barriers farmers face when accessing resources and the methods to facilitate connection to available supports. The session will explore ways to recognize when a farmer or farm family is under stress, start conversations about emotional well-being, and practice self-care when you are experiencing stress.
Click here to register for the training on February 7th in West Springfield.
Location: MDAR Office, 138 Memorial Avenue, Suite 42, West Springfield, MA 01089
Contact Ashley Randle at Ashley.Randle@mass.gov or call 617-626-1715 with questions.
If you require assistance or specific accommodations to attend the meeting, contact Gabriella Knight, ADA and Diversity Manager at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs at Gabriella.Knight@mass.gov or call (857)-268-0629.