Podcast: A Conversation with Zippy Duvall

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…

Purdue Farm Stress Team Members Talk About Farm Stress and its Impacts

Purdue Farm Stress Team Members Talk About Farm Stress and its Impacts

Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team Members have recently been featured in the media. Team members Elysia Rodgers, Abby Heidenreich and Rachel Dillhoff were interviewed by Brownfield Ag News. They discuss stress factors in farming, the impacts of stress on farmers, and some of the programs and activities of the Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team. Link…

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…

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…

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…