Thursday, November 11, 2021: Spotlight on Veterans, Mental Health & Stress

Daily overview

  • All times are Central Time Zone.
  • At the break, the first Zoom session end and you will need to join the second one.  We will be using Zoom Meetings for the presentations, flashtalks and discussions.
  • The Discussion Rooms after 12:30 are optional and will use the Zoom Room feature.

8:30 – 11:00 am

Zoom Webinar

Welcome:  Ellen Duysen, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

Frontlines Panel: Ag Safety & Health Risks and Remedies – Veterans

  • Moderator: Shay Foulk, Farmer, Veteran, Podcaster and Consultant
  • Cindy Chastain, Veteran Outreach Coordinator, AgrAbility
  • Linda Emanuel, R.N. AgriSafe Network, Ag. Producer
  • Cindy Stockamp, Current Reservist with 46th Civil Affairs out of Tulsa, farmer and veteran
  • Carolyn Turvey, PhD, Clinical Director, Iowa City VA Health Care System

Roundtable A:  Recovery in Rural Iowa: How to Support your Neighbor.

  • Jason Haglund, MS, CADC, Specialty Coordinator Ag, Rural Mental Health & Addiction, COVID Recovery Iowa
  • Danielle Day, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
  • Demi Johnson, MA, Behavioral Health Program Specialist, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach.

Roundtable B:  Collaborative Extension Efforts to Deliver Farm Stress Programs in the North Central Region.

  • David N. Brown, PhD, LMFT, CFLE Iowa State University
  • Josie Rudophi, PhD, University of Illinois;
  • Courtney Cuthbertson, PhD, University of Illinois;
  • Tammy Jacobs, Iowa State University;
  • Karen Funkenbusch, MA, BSE, University of Missouri
  • Athena Ramos, PhD, MBA, M.S., CPM, University of Nebraska Medical Center

11:00 am–12:30 pm

Zoom Meetings


  1. Natural Disaster Stress and Recovery in Rural and Agricultural Settings. Kristin Gaffney, BA, graduate student, UNMC College of Public Health
  2.  Characteristics of suicide among crop and animal producers: Results from the CDC NVDRS, 2003-2017. Josie Rudophi, PhD, University of Illinois & Cristina Miller, PhD, Rural Development Innovation Center, Data Analytics Division, United States Department of Agriculture


After 12:30 pm Breakout rooms open

  • for continued discussion
  • GPCAH Podcast Interviews