Every day, farmers take meticulous care of their animals and crops, ensuring they are healthy and safe. Yet farmers need support to manage their own stress and fatigue. This stress can become especially intense when an on-farm injury occurs, commodity prices are low or natural disasters decrease yield.
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 a suite of resources and educators that can help identify and manage stress. Among other offerings, you can:
- Connect with a teletherapy professional
- Read the latest farm stress news from MSU Extension
- Take a free, online farm stress course
- Watch this video testimonial about our farm stress outreach from a Michigan farm family
- Explore MSU Extension's farm financial resources
- Contact MSU Extension's farm stress specialist for more information
Need help now?
If you need immediate assistance or are facing a potential emergency, there are services you can connect with right now. Explore our list of resources, services and information here.
MSU Extension has partnered with Pine Rest Mental Health Services to connect farmers undergoing stress with teletherapy professionals who understand agriculture and farming.
Questions about our farm stress programming? Contact:
Remington Rice PhD
Health & Farm Stress Educator
of farm stress training participants learned how to recognize signs of depression, suicide and mental illness.
of farm stress training participants improved understanding of current agricultural financial situation.
participants from 23 states attended the Farm Stress Management Summit.