Adapting to Changing Times

Provincial research project to identify and evaluate the effects of changes in the agricultural industry on farm families, women in agriculture and how these changes impact on the role of agricultural organizations. This Farm Line project was developed, in part, as a result of this research study. For a copy of the research call 1-888-451-2903

Farm Family Preparedness Plan 

Program developed as a result of the 1998 Ice Storm in Eastern Ontario intended to help farm families prepare themselves for natural disasters. This Farm Line project was developed, in part, as a result of this research study. For a copy of the research call: 1-888-451-2903

Measuring the Farm Income

The Hard facts on the income crisis facing Canadian farmers

Rural Adaptation – Needs Assessment. 
The “Rural Adaptation Needs Assessment: Final Report” is available from the University of Brandon, Manitoba.

Rural Health: Focus on Service Access in the Waterloo Region (ON)
Complete report: contact the Woolwich Community Health Centre (WCHC)

National Stress and Mental Survey of Canadian Farmers

Difficult Times: Stress on the Farm. 
Farmers have a strong tradition of being independent. The tendency is not openly to talk about problems or ask for support until things absolutely desperate. 
www.iareh.usask.ca/rhep/pubs/Toolbook_national_c2.pdf 

“The Big Picture” The people in Canadian Agriculture answer your questions:www.ofac.org 
April, 2006 – Anyone who is interested in where their food comes from and the facts on farming in Canada can find it in a new document released today. “The ‘Real’ Dirt on Farming – The People in Canadian Agriculture Answer your Questions” resource booklet, has been published by the Ontario Farm Animal Council (OFAC).

New York Centre for Agricultural Medicine and Health – Agriculture Statistic and Research 
Farming in New York is a dangerous occupation. NYCAMH gathers epidemiological information to help us understand more about what happens when a farm fatality occurs. We use this knowledge to aid us in our prevention and education efforts. 
http://nycamh.org

Providing Regional Behavioral Health Supports to Agricultural Population by Michael R. Rosmann
Abstract: In 1999, project leaders from seven states (i.e., Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) began to share ideas and resources for providing behavioral health assistance (i.e., mental health counseling and addiction services) to stressed farmers, ranchers, farm workers, and their families. 
http://www.agriwellness.org

Gender – Differences?

Men: A Different Depression: 
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about six million American men suffer from depression every year. Yet psychologists know that men are far less likely than women to seek help not only for all mental-health problems, but depression in particular.

Men and Women: No Big Difference: 
Studies show that one’s sex has little or no bearing on personality, cognition and leadership

Stereotype threat widens achievement gap: 
Reminders of stereotyped inferiority hurt test scores.

Think Again: Men and Women Share Cognitive Skills: 
Psychologists have gathered solid evidence that boys and girls or men and women differ in very few significant ways — differences that would matter in school or at work — in how, and how well, they think.

When the Boss is a Woman: Men and women are equally effective in settings that match gender roles. 
Since women began to climb the management ladder, pundits have asked if they have what it takes to lead groups and organizations.