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: Risk Management, Interpreting Ag Indexes, and More!

Podcast: Risk Management, Interpreting Ag Indexes, and More!

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. Jayson Lusk and Dr. Todd Kuethe from the Agriculture Economics and Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University discuss risk management options, interpreting ag…

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…

Podcast, Indiana Farmers and the Purdue Extension Alliance

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…