Podcast: A Conversation with Ted McKinney

Podcast: A Conversation with Ted McKinney

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. Under former Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Ted McKinney served as Under Secretary of Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. He shares the motivations and considerations…

Podcast: Farm Succession Planning

Educators from the Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team talk about how it’s never too early to begin succession planning. They also share information about their upcoming live online series, “Keeping the Farm Resilient in Uncertain Times.” To attend this online three-part series, you must register by February 3. More information and registration links are available…

Risk Management, Interpreting Ag Indexes, and More!

Risk Management, Interpreting Ag Indexes, and More!

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. Jayson Lusk and Dr. Todd Kuethe from the Agriculture Economics and Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University discuss risk management options, interpreting ag…

Podcast: A Conversation with the Dillhoff Farm Family

Podcast: A Conversation with the Dillhoff Farm Family

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. Andy and Sara Dillhoff talk about the many farm-related stresses they face, but find working to complete the many small tasks within the work itself…

COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on Farmers’ Mental Health

According to a recent American Farm Bureau Federation Poll, a strong majority of farmers and farmworkers say the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their mental health. More than half of respondents say they are personally experiencing more mental health challenges than they were a year ago. See this link for the full article from the American…

Podcast: Keeping Pace on the “Technology Treadmill” and Other Farm Stressors

Podcast: Keeping Pace on the “Technology Treadmill” and Other Farm Stressors

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 Joe Molnar, Professor of Agricultural Economics in Rural Sociology, discusses his research on stress specific to farmers and shares resources and ideas to better…

Podcast: A Conversation with Angela Sorg about Farm Stress

Podcast: A Conversation with Angela Sorg about Farm Stress

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. Angela Sorg is a Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences Educator with Purdue Extension with over 20 years’ experience as a Mental Health professional. She…

Podcast: A Conversation with Indiana Farm Bureau President, Randy Kron

Podcast: A Conversation with Indiana Farm Bureau President, Randy Kron

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. Randy Kron shares Indiana Farm Bureau initiatives working to give farmers a voice and provide support. He is especially excited about a new program, Indiana…

Communicating with Farmers Under Stress

Farming is a challenging and often stressful occupation – even without the added uncertainty created by COVID this year. Statistics show it is also very dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, farmers and farm works experience fatal injuries at a rate nearly seven times that of non-farm civilian occupations. Farming is also…