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

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…

Podcast: Considerations When Diversifying Farm Income With Solar Energy Fields

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. Financial challenges are a common source of stress and many farms seek to diversify income streams. More farmers are adding solar energy fields into their…

Podcast: Farm Stress from the Youth Perspective

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. After seeing farm stress impact her community, high school student and western Boone County FFA Chapter President Jaden Maze decided she wanted to help. Jaden…

Podcast: A Conversation with Zippy Duvall

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. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall shares why he is optimistic for the future of farming and how to get more involved with the…