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Food & Health

Center for Regional Food Systems

Department of Community Sustainability



  • Farm trials

    Published on September 5, 2019
    Jeff Dwyer interviews Jeremy Beebe, first generation farmer and owner of Double B Dairy, about his experiences with the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology program, MSU on-farm research trials and farm stress.

  • Is Farming Stressing you out?!?

    Published on November 26, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 2: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean sits down with Abe Pasch, Dairy Farmer and Isabella County Farm Bureau President and Paul Gross, MSUE Educator, to discuss the stresses of farming.

  • Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training Massive Open Online Course

    In this course, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and ways to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns. What you learn in this course can help your friends, family, neighbors and community during stressful times.

  • Oct 5

    RELAX Alternatives to Anger Online Oct 5-26

    October 5, 2021 – October 26, 2021

    The way we handle our anger affects us and those around us. This class provides some valuable skills to help people communicate through conflict.

  • Feb 9

    Mindful Eating 2.9.22

    February 9, 2022 12:00PM – 1:00PM Online

    Mindful Eating explores ways mindfulness can improve your relationship with food.

  • Karen Fifield

    Food Safety Educator

  • Legacy of the Land

    Published on December 4, 2020
    Through the MDARD/FRSAN Legacy of the Land grants, MSU Extension can help you navigate stress and challenges to make sound decisions for your farm.

  • Meeting Farm Stress Needs with Tools, Resources and Education

    Published on June 8, 2021
    Agricultural professionals and their families face unique mental health challenges and often have limited access to mental health providers. Educational programs can help strengthen knowledge of mental health.

  • Understanding Credit and Debt

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Helping farm families in financial distress understand the fundamentals of credit and debit, including credit scores and how to manage debt.

  • 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.

  • MSU Extension receives MDARD funding for two-year farm stress efforts

    Published on October 14, 2020
    The two-year, $500,000 partner-funded Legacy of the Land project aims to reduce farm losses and aid farmers with their mental health across the state.

  • MSU Extension offers free farm stress webinars

    Published on May 21, 2020
    Learn about how stress affects farm families from the comfort of your home.