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: Farm Stress from the Youth Perspective

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

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…