Eric Karbowski serves as the district director for Michigan State University Extension's District 6, which comprises of Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola and Wexford counties.
Prior to this role, Eric was a Community Behavioral Health Extension Educator focusing on Farm Stress programming with MSU Extension. Before 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.
Online farm stress training is free and open to the public
Published on July 28, 2022
The magic wand of mental health
Published on February 7, 2022
Reflections on success: MSU Extension looks back on first year of farm stress project
Published on November 3, 2021
Mid-year financial health check-up…How healthy is your farm?
Published on July 8, 2021
Staying connected and finding support during the pandemic
Published on April 16, 2021
The effects of stress on agricultural workers' health
Published on March 31, 2021
Farm stress teletherapy resources expanded to include Michigan’s aquaculture and commercial fishers
Published on March 5, 2021
Kick off your boots and stay a while
Published on November 17, 2020
Thinking about retirement and your legacy of the land
Published on October 20, 2020