• Members of the MSU Extension farm stress team pose in front of a farm.

    Pressure on the farm

    Published on February 1, 2020

    Commodity prices are low, the weather is harsh, and farmers are being pushed to the brink. MSU Extension is helping them cope with the unforgiving grip of stress and mental health issues.

  • Ted Matthews

    Farm stress emphasis at 2019 Great Lakes EXPO

    Published on November 4, 2019

    High input costs, low prices and variable weather have increased farm related stress. To aid farmers, the 2019 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO will have a daylong workshop to identify and deal with stress-related issues.

  • A farmer holds a plant in his hand as the sun peeks through the leaves

    MSU Extension launches new farm stress webinar series

    Published on August 16, 2019

    "Bury Seeds, Not Stress", a new webinar series, is the latest addition to Michigan State University Extension's suite of resources to manage farm stress. The series takes place throughout September, which coincides with National Suicide Prevention Month.

  • Four men standing out in an empty field

    The tale of two transitions

    Published on July 8, 2019

    Getting farm transition right can make or break a farm’s chances of surviving from one generation to another.