Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. (Sander van der Wel via Flickr)


MINNEAPOLIS — Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, feelings of indecision, or suicidal thoughts.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is partnering with a number of other organizations – including the University of Minnesota Extension – to offer a free, three hour workshop to help agricultural advisors (and others who work with farmers) recognize and respond when they suspect a farmer or farm family member might need help. Click here for the locations and times of the six workshops across the state.

— University of Minnesota Extension

 

 

 

Source: Morning Ag Clips