Free "Talk Saves Lives" Training for Agricultural Community of New York State

Event Details


September 29, 2022


9am - 10:30am




NY FarmNet

Amelia Parseghian

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and NY FarmNet is hosting a free Talk Saves Lives introduction to suicide prevention webinar on September 29th from 9am - 10:30am. The training will be held via Zoom, and farmers, agribusiness workers, and anyone who interacts with the agricultural community in New York State is encouraged to attend. Talk Saves Lives provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what they can do in their communities to save lives. 

This session will be taught by NY FarmNet family consultants who have experience working with farm families. Jen Schwytzer resides in Livingston County and joined the FarmNet team in 2021, bringing her background in social work and life coaching. She works with farm clients throughout the western part of the state in her role as a family consultant, as well as presenting educational programming to the agricultural community. Becky Wiseman has worked in the agricultural industry on Long Island since 1995 with Farm Bureau, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and most recently NY FarmNet. In her five years with FarmNet, she has supported many farmers as they navigate the unique challenges associated with farming on Long Island. 

If your organization is interested in hosting an in person Talk Saves Lives training with our instructors, please contact Amelia Parseghian at

This free training is made possible by funding from the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food & Agriculture. They have invested nearly $25 million in addressing farmer behavioral health on a state by state basis as part of the Farm and Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) through state Departments of Agriculture. 

Scan the QR code below, click here to register by September 27th. Contact NY FarmNet at 1-800-547-3276 with any questions. 

This work is supported by 7 U.S.C. 5936, Section 7522 of FCEA of 2008, Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN), Grant No. 2021-70035-35550, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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