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

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

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

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…

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…