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Farm Family & Social Affairs Autumn Webinars

This Autumn the IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs committee are holding a series of webinars that focus on prevention, that is the prevention of rural crime as well as prevention to improve our physical health or mental wellbeing. 

Join us to hear from experts in the field of Rural Crime Prevention and Farmer Health and Wellbeing.

IFA Farmer Health and Wellbeing Webinar

Tuesday 1st November at 8pm to 9pm

Farmers’ physical and mental health and wellbeing are often pushed to one side as the important tasks of managing a busy farm take over. Winter on the farm can be challenging so it is very important that we prepare our body and mind to be winter ready.  Listen to our panel of experts to get some tips to keep fit, healthy and combat stress. 

You can watch back the IFA Farmer Health and Wellbeing Webinar here.

20:00 – 20.10 Welcome  Alice Doyle National Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair. 
20.10 – 20:30 Health Issues Among Farmers Dr. Diana van Doorn Centre for Men’s Health at Carlow IT.
20:30 – 20.50 Research Findings on Mental Health and Suicide Among Farmers Dr Tomás Russell Assistant Professor of Agricultural Extension and Innovation
20:50 – 21.10 Farmer Mental Health and Wellbeing Sean Cooke, Men’s Development Network.
20.50 – 21:00 Q & A session  

IFA Rural Crime Prevention Webinar  

Monday, 24th October at 8pm to 9.30pm

Farms in the autumn and winter months can be dark and secluded places and can prove an inviting target for criminals who are looking to steal farm vehicles, fuel, tools, and equipment.

Being proactive about your farm security will help to guard your farm and possessions, act as a deterrent to criminals, and give you extra peace of mind. Get excellent tips and practical advice on crime prevention from our panel of experts. 

You can watch back the IFA Rural Crime Prevention Webinar here.

20:00 – 20.10 Welcome Alice Doyle National Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair. 
20.10 – 20:30 Crime Prevention Barry Carey IFA Crime Prevention Officer.
20:30 – 20.50 Home and Farm Security  Sergent Graham Kavanagh Crime Prevention Officer, Laois Offaly Division.
20:50 – 21.10 Crime and Insurance Fred Flynn Branch Manager, FBD.
21:10 – 21.30 Q & A session  

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