Recent Cargill Study Finds Consumers Support Farmers

Farmers are often overwhelmed by stories about the negative perceptions the public has about agriculture. A recent Cargill study indicates that recent sentiment is moving in the opposite direction with the majority of people saying they appreciate what farmers are doing to support the food supply. The study found that consumers recognize the pressure that…

Podcast, A Conversation with Gary Truitt, the Voice of Hoosier Ag Today

Gary talks about his connections to the Indiana agricultural community and the pride he takes in having served the needs of farm families for over 35 years. He also shares information about the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, an event that showcases the latest technology to help farmers improve production and farm more profitably.…

Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Funding Announced

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced the awarding of four grants to regional partners to ensure vulnerable agricultural producers and their families have more options for high-quality, affordable help close to home. Purdue Extension and the Purdue Farm Stress Team are proud to be partners with the University of Illinois and…

Podcast with Purdue Basketball Coach Matt Painter

Today’s farmers weather more stress than ever before. Our podcasts seek to share important information, tools, and hope through interviews with experts in agriculture and special guests from Purdue University. Coach Painter shares how he leads, motivates, and encourages his players to become mentally and physically stronger and develop into well-rounded individuals, and talks about…

Podcast, Indiana Farmers and the Purdue Extension Alliance

Today’s farmers weather more stress than ever before. Our podcasts seek to share important information, tools, and hope through interviews with experts in agriculture and special guests from Purdue University. Dr. Jason Henderson, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Extension in the College of Agriculture, shares how Purdue Extension continues to serve as an ally…

Podcast, Max Armstrong, #farmstrong With Armstrong

Today’s farmers weather more stress than ever before. Our podcasts seek to share important information, tools, and hope through interviews with experts in agriculture and special guests from Purdue University. Max Armstrong reflects on his lifelong connection to Agriculture, the best advice he was ever given, and the upcoming Farm Progress and Husker Harvest Event,…

Hancock County Farmer Discusses Stress and Mental Health

Jonathan Sparks, Hancock County farmer and Indiana Farm Bureau Board Member talks about some of the unique stressors of farming and how this can impact the mental health of farmers. He says, “Everyone needs a shoulder to lean on occasionally. Well, maybe not everyone, but most. My point to my fellow farmers is talk to…

Purdue Farm Stress Team Member Says Communication is an Essential First Step in Dealing with Stress

Purdue Farm Stress Team Member Says Communication is an Essential First Step in Dealing with Stress

Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team Member Tonya Short discusses issues facing farmers in this article published by Hoosier Ag Today. She stresses that finding someone to talk to is a key first step in addressing a problem with stress. This may be family or friends but sometimes it may be helpful to find professional support.…