Farmers know how to take care of their animals and crops, taking careful steps to ensure that they are healthy and safe. Unfortunately, farmers don’t take the same care in monitoring and managing their own mental and physical stress and fatigue. Stress becomes especially palpable when commodity prices are low, and caring for your own health and wellness in this high-stress profession is as important as caring for your bottom line. Whether these stresses come from a financial issue or the stresses of everyday life, MSU Extension can help. If you’re concerned about yourself, a family member, a friend or a neighbor MSU Extension has resources and educators that can help you identify and manage stress.
MSU Extension provides trusted, evidenced-based education and expertise in:
- Markets and Financials
- Risk Management Plans and Farm Analysis Information
- Managing Stress, Anger or Depression
Published on November 27, 2018
Five locations will provide learning opportunities for farmers and agribusinesses about field trial research results.
Published on October 1, 2018
To help respond to the needs of Michigan farmers and their families, MSU Extension developed the Communicating With Farmers Under Stress workshop.