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DMA Investing In Mental Health For Agriculture

The Do More Agriculture Foundation's Community Fund is now accepting applications for their rural mental health training program.
 
The program is now into its third year and is presented by the DMA Foundation and Farm Credit Canada.
 
Under the program individuals receive education to identify mental health concerns and provide initial supports to producers coping with
difficult circumstances.
 
The Executive Director of the Do More Agriculture Foundation, Adelle Stewart says they've done training with over
a thousand producers to date.
 
"It's been overwhelming we have year over year received hundreds of applications. So, far more than our allocated funding each year can serve.
However, we are excited to continue to reach more, gather more funding and receive more grants."
 
Stewart says the Community Fund Program is focused on mental health in the Agriculture sector.
 
"This is truly a partnership with what we call "community leaders" who take it upon themselves to volunteer to apply to bring free
mental health education to their rural communities.
 
The Community Fund is available through the Do More Ag Foundation and is open to all rural agriculture communities across Canada.
 
Applications can be found here and close on October 31st.
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