Podcast: Overcoming Adversity – “Don’t Ever Give Up”

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. There’s not much in farming that Mike Wilson hasn’t seen. From being a fifth generation farmer to working nearly 30 years in the Ag industry,…

Insurance for your mental wellness

You might hear someone say that they are “insurance poor” meaning they are covered by any conceivable calamity that could befall themselves or their possessions but are paying a pretty penny to ensure that risk coverage. We have car insurance, home or renter’s insurance, health insurance, personal property insurance and even accident insurance. If you…

Podcast: Navigating Food Safety Requirements and New Regulations

Podcast: Navigating Food Safety Requirements and New Regulations

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. Scott Monroe, Purdue Extension Food Safety Educator, talks about the numerous programs available to farmers for Food Safety support. From mock audits to readiness reviews…

Podcast: Beth Archer, Preparing Leaders to Advance in Agriculture

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. Beth Archer, Executive Director of AgrIInstitute, shares how her organization is working to build the leadership capacity for adults in agriculture. Beth provides information about…

Purdue Extension Partnering with ISDA and IRHA on a Farm Stress and Mental Health Grant

Purdue Extension Partnering with ISDA and IRHA on a Farm Stress and Mental Health Grant

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network.  ISDA is partnering with Purdue Extension and the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) to reduce mental health stigma and connect individuals engaged in agriculture-related occupations to existing…

Podcast: Using Technology to Connect With Mental health Services While Maintaining Your Privacy

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. Nathaan Demers has lived and worked in small towns and rural areas, and knows keeping your privacy while seeking mental health services can be difficult.…

Podcast: Gene Marks Shares Information and Business Strategies that could Improve the Profitability of Your Small Farm

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. Season Two of the Tools For Today’s Farmers podcast kicks off with Gene Marks @genemarks — you have probably seen Gene as a regular contributor…

Podcast: Dairy Farming and Social Media

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. Derrick Josi is a 4th generation dairy farmer but you might know him from his popular videos about farming on social media. Derrick talks about…