As part of Missouri's commitment to rural mental health, Missouri AgrAbility was a sponsor for the 2020 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, March 3-6, in St. Louis, Missouri. On behalf of Missouri AgrAbility, Dr. Sean Brotherson, a professor and Extension family science specialist at North Dakota State University (NDSU), presented a "Tools for your wellness toolbox in times of stress" platform session, followed by Karen Funkenbusch and Brotherson leading a farm & family, "More tools for your wellness toolbox in times of farm stress" roundtable discussion. For information about the conference, click here.
Submitted by Karen Funkenbusch and Shon Bishop
March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. AgrAbility awareness efforts included website and social media posts each day of March that featured a unique fact related to brain injury, farming, ranching, rural life and/or military veterans. Additional information regarding the daily Brain Injury Fact of the Day was on the Brain Injury Association of Missouri website with a link to the Missouri AgrAbility website. The #MOAgrAbility recognition was featured on each social media and website post.
AgrAbility marketing was conducted at the School Principals Conference held at the Lake of the Ozarks. Maureen Cunningham, BIA-MO Executive Director, hosted an exhibit and discussed the Missouri AgrAbility Project with conference attendees who work with future farmers and their families.
Submitted by Maureen Cunningham