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Support Rural Farmers: 2022 Farm Stress Summit 

May 19, 2022 - Tifton, Georgia

From healthcare providers and nonprofits to county officials and faith leaders, the 2022 Farm Stress Summit welcomes all who want to further their efforts in combatting farm stress within our communities. Our goal is to learn from each other, connect communities with existing resources and establish partnerships across organizations.

As a bonus, attendance of this event offers up to 2.5 CEU contact hours for social workers.

Farm Stress Summit Agenda (PDF)


Slide Presentations

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Speakers will focus on farm family health and wellness, including strategies for enhancing collaborations at the local, state and national level to cohesively support farm families as well as proven and emerging practices for combatting farmer mental health challenges. 

Breakout sessions will focus on identifying and leveraging existing community resources and natural supports as well as developing a list of relevant needs. 

Keynote Speaker

Ray Atkinson, Director of Communications, American Farm Bureau & 'Farm State of Mind'

Featured Speakers

  • Anne Montgomery, Assistant Professor, Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Stephanie Basey, PhD Student, Rural Health Sciences Program, Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Anna Scheyett, Professor, University of Georgia School of Social Work
  • Andrea Scarrow, Southwest District Extension Director, UGA Extension
  • Jennifer Dunn, Behavioral Health Services Administrator, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • Hugh Ward, Chaplain, Colquitt Regional Medical Center

Marketing Materials

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Event Details

Date and Time

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., May 19, 2022


University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 R D C Rd, Tifton, GA 31794


  • Farm stressors
  • Tools available for coping
  • Strategies for positive collaboration


UGA Extension is proud to partner with the following organizations to make this event possible:

Questions? Contact conference co-chairs Maria Bowie and Mark McCann.

This work is supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network- Georgia Farmer Healthy Mindset [grant no. 13395431/2021-09304/ project ascension no 2021-70035575], from the US Department of Agriculture, National Institute on of Food and Agriculture. Any opinion, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and short not be construed to represent any official (USDA or U.S. Government determination or policy).