Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Join us for this special program

Addressing Stress, Mental Health, and Wellness in the Ag Community: A Call to Action

May 9, 2024 – 12:00 PM Central

Register for the FREE special webinar by clicking on the link below:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8047973654716229472

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

 This presentation will focus on understanding the signs, symptoms, facts, and figures related to stress, anxiety, depression, suicide, and other mental and chemical health issues among farmers and ranchers. Participants will learn about prevention and intervention strategies to increase emotional health and well-being. Information on how to be an effective “Ag ally” for someone struggling with stress-related issues and other helpful resources will also be shared.

Dr. Brenda Mack, DSW Consulting. Dr. Mack is a trainer, presenter, consultant, and Associate Professor in Social Work at Bemidji State University. Brenda was employed for 20 years as a supervisor, therapist, and crisis responder for Alluma, in Crookston, MN, and worked with farmers and their families. She was raised in a farming family in northwest Minnesota and is married to a fourth-generation crop producer. She is dedicated to promoting mental wellness and well-being within the ag community and destigmatizing access to behavioral health services.

This special May is Mental Health Awareness webinar brought to you by the Cultivating Resiliency Program, The Rural Resiliency Project and the Women’s Agricultural Leadership Program.

Farm Transition Resiliency Circle

A safe space for the farm/agricultural community to share ideas, challenges and successes around farm/agriculture life and farm/ranch transitions.

May 14, 2024 – 12:00 PM Central

Please register for the FREE Farm Transition Resiliency Circle at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/328350894346484054

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Circle. Facilitated by Monica McConkey

Each circle kicks off with a segment related to how you can work through a particular issue related to the human side of farm transitions and then the conversation is opened up for whatever participants have on their minds. Participants can listen, share comments and questions via text or verbalize their thoughts. The sessions are anonymous – participants do not see names or faces. Circles are not recorded.

Circle facilitated by Monica McConkey 

Each circle kicks off with a segment related to how you can work through a particular issue related to the human side of farm transitions and then the conversation is opened up for whatever participants have on their minds. Participants can listen, share comments and questions via text or verbalize their thoughts. The sessions are anonymous – participants do not see names or faces. Circles are not recorded.

Programming brought to you by The Rural Resiliency Project. The Rural Resiliency Project is a project funded through the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Foundation. The purpose of the project is to increase the resiliency and promote the vibrancy of rural Wisconsin focusing primarily on farmers, farm families, and those in related agricultural fields. Our programs seek to improve the lives of farmers and to enrich our understanding of the impact of farms, farmers, and agriculture on rural Wisconsin and beyond. Our collaborators for these virtual sessions include the Cultivating Resiliency Program, Annie’s Project and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).

AGRICULTURAL STRESS MANAGEMENT

You are invited to join Farmer Veteran Coalition for one of their

FREE virtual QPR suicide prevention training sessions in May 2024 

This training is for anyone who is, works with or knows a farmer veteran or farmers or veterans or human beings. For many people QPR is a very accessible way to receive an introduction to suicide prevention. Together we can help prevent suicide.

Note: Only one training is required to become a QPR certified gatekeeper. We offer different dates and times in order to accommodate different schedules.

FREE QPR Suicide Prevention Training

May 2, 2024, 12:00 PM Central Time

You must register in advance for this training:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v3aiJUmOQPu86M_6NrHMBQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

or

May 8, 2024, 2:00 PM Central Time

You must register in advance for this training:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_24KCkGN3RoO3ikhxE2-ETQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

 or

May 22, 2024, 12:00 PM Central Time

You must register in advance for this training:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UYEcuC5CQMe8vF3QD3q54w

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

 Length of training one hour and 30 minutes with an additional optional 30 minutes for role playing and more time for Q & A

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  1. Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  2. Know how to offer hope
  3. Know how to get help and save a life

Length of training one hour and 30 minutes with an optional additional 30 minutes for role playing and more Q & A

Monica McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist is the trainer.

To view the September Farm Suicide Prevention webinar, please click here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2402069402154145628

CULTIVATING RESILIENCY PROGRAMS:

COFFEE CHAT

This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place.

This is an opportunity to share what is on your mind related to agricultural stress in a safe place.

May 7, 2024 – 12:00 PM Central

Register for the FREE Coffee Chat by clicking on the link below:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4805942672568086622

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Chat.

Chat facilitated by Dr. Brenda Mack

This programming is being brought to you jointly by The Rural Resiliency Project and the Cultivating Resiliency Program.The Rural Resiliency Project is funded through the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Foundation. The purpose of the project is to increase the resiliency and promote the vibrancy of rural Wisconsin focusing primarily on farmers, farm families, and those in related agricultural fields. Our programs seek to improve the lives of farmers and to enrich our understanding of the impact of farms, farmers, and agriculture on rural Wisconsin and beyond. Our collaborators for these virtual sessions include the Cultivating Resiliency Program and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).

Annie’s Project is a Proud Partner of the Cultivating Resiliency Program

All programs are free.  Please see the information below for registration information.

Participants may come to one session, come every month or join the circle as needed across time. Each session will last one and a half hours. Participants do not need to attend the entire session. Circle participants are anonymous, and they choose how to participate – they can just listen; they can type in questions or comments, or they may unmute and verbalize questions or comments.   The session will not be recorded. Participants cannot see each other, nor do they see each other’s names.

 

Video recordings of Past Pilot Project Sessions (Your Questions Answered On Being a Crop Loss Adjuster)

Annie’s Project is part of a collaborative pilot program funded by the Risk Management Agency that is working to establish a pipeline of crop insurance agents and adjusters within the underserved communities; increasing the underserved representation of insurance agents and loss adjusters providing service to underserved producers.

To watch the event which was held April 4, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L2GfOjiS5A
To watch the recording of the May 23 session and find out the answers to the questions posed above, click here: https://youtu.be/yJrIw9CuwOM

COFFEE SHOPS, PODCASTS AND WEBINARS

To check out more of these helpful video resources and podcastsCLICK HERE

 

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Some of the following resources files have been provided by our sponsors.  Providing this information is not an endorsement by Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women of any products or services.

BUSINESS PLANNING:

Farm Credit – One Page Business Plan (blank)
Farm Credit – One-Page Business Plan (filled in)
Farm Credit – One-Page Budget Development Plan (blank)
Farm Credit – One-Page Budget Development Plan (filled in)
Farm Credit – One-Page Project Cost Analysis (blank)
Farm Credit – One-Page Project Cost Analysis (filled in)
Nationwide – Business Planning for Farms and Ranches
Nationwide – Employer Owned Life Ins – Pension Protection Act
Nationwide – Keeping Good Employees
Nationwide – Split Dollar Plans Using Life Insurance
Nationwide – Buy-Sell Insurance
Nationwide – Key Person Insurance

ESTATE PLANNING:

Nationwide – Current Estate Planning for Farmers & Ranchers
Nationwide – Estate Planning Client Guide
Nationwide – Installment Sale to Grantor Trust
Nationwide – Make it easy on your loved ones – organize your important information
Nationwide – The Role of Trusts in Estate Planning
Nationwide – Turn Your Land into a Legacy – LAYL Worksheet

INSURANCE GUIDES:

A Shoppers Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance
Nationwide – Long Term Care Quick Reference Guide
Nationwide – Protecting What Matters – Life Insurance Quick Reference
Nationwide – Protecting What Matters Most – Life Insurance Quick Reference NFM-1130M3
Nationwide White Paper – What You Should Know When Choosing Long-Term Care with Life Insurance
Nationwide – The Challenges of Dealing with Elder Care and Long-term Care Conversations
Nationwide – Long Term Care Planning – Your 5-Minute Guide – Planning Your Future
Nationwide – Long Term Care Planning – Your 5-Minute Guide – Chinese
Nationwide – Long Term Care Planning – Your 5-Minute Guide – Spanish
Nationwide – Long Term Care Rider on Your No-Lapse Guarantee SUL II
Nationwide – Long Term Care Rider – Take Control of Your Future

MISCELLANEOUS:

Enterprise Budgets – OSU Agricultural Economics Extension
Farm Labor – OSU Agricultural Economics Extension
Financial Vocabulary

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT LIBRARY:

University of Minnesota National Risk Management Library

RETIREMENT PLANNING:

Nationwide – What Will Your Retirement Look Like – Insurance Based Income Solution
Nationwide – Insurance Based Income Solution
Nationwide Retirement Institute – Health Care White Paper
Nationwide Retirement Institute – No Plan for Long-Term Care
Nationwide Retirement Institute – Social Security White Paper – How Working Affects Your Benefits
Nationwide Retirement Institute – Social Security Quick Reference Guide
Nationwide Retirement Institute – Health Care Costs in Retirement

TAXES:

Nationwide – Application of the new IRA 60-day rollover rules
Nationwide – Extended IRA Quick-Reference Guide
Nationwide – IRA Tax Guide
IRS Publication-575 for preparing 2022 returns
IRS Form 706 – Generation-Skipping Transfer  (revised Aug 2019)

TRANSITION PLANNING:

Farm Transitions – OSU Agricultural Economics Extension
Nationwide White Paper – The Discussion Families Can’t Afford Postponing – Long Term Care
Nationwide – 2019 Harvesting Family Harmony
Identifying and Managing Risk – LAYL
Nationwide – LAYL Planning Guide Workbook
Nationwide – Turn Your Land into a Legacy

VIDEO LINKS – LAND AS YOUR LEGACY:

Introducing Land as Your Legacy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR-cFIr4pMI
Preparing the Farm for Retirement:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyVldJ0N6DA
Transition Planning:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzTnYYQtxew