Ted is a mental health practitioner with over 30 years of experience in counseling in rural areas. His focus has been farmer mental health support.
Matthews also has extensive counseling experience in the areas of PTSD, crisis intervention, family issues, suicidology and domestic abuse. Featured on the Huffington Post, MPRNews, CNN, NPR, AgriNews, Successful Farming, Prairie Farmer and many others, Ted offers his expertise to help the general population to better understand farming culture.
Agriculture is unlike general industry in a number of respects—economically, socially, psychologically and geographically. These things must be considered when working with farmers. Ted Matthews works with farm business-related entities across America. He offers training specific to each group and need.
Half-day Training for Groups
Public Speaking and Trainings Inquiry
Ted has been invited to speak at colleges, conferences, governmental bodies and local groups such as:
University of Georgia
Illinois Farm Bureau
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service
Minnesota Association of Ag. Educators
National Association of Agricultural Educators
University of Minnesota
Farm Business Management Minnesota
Women in Dairy sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension
Down on the Farm by Department of Ag: Training Series
Farm Bureau Washington DC
Farm Service Agency