Isabella County Extension Office
Community Behavioral Health Extension Educator
Eric Karbowski is a Community Behavioral Health Extension Educator focusing on Farm Stress programming with Michigan State University Extension. Prior to joining MSU Extension, Eric was the Executive Director for the Missaukee County Commission on Aging. Additionally, Eric was a consultant with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and supervised a program in the public mental health system for ten years. Eric also worked for Michigan Works! providing vocational rehabilitation, education and training services/supports to individuals. Eric has a strong connection to the agricultural industry and brings his experience to support farmers and agribusiness professionals in self-awareness of stress and promotes the health and well-being of farmers. Educationally, Eric earned his bachelor’s degree of science in education, master’s degree of arts in administration.
List of classes:
- Communicating with Farmers Under Stress
- Weathering the Storm
- Mending the Fence
Eric continues to serve the farming community on signs of stress and suicide and developing tools and resources to support those in need. Eric is located in Central Michigan but offers farm stress educational programs throughout the state of Michigan.