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…

Hancock County Farmer Discusses Stress and Mental Health

Jonathan Sparks, Hancock County farmer and Indiana Farm Bureau Board Member talks about some of the unique stressors of farming and how this can impact the mental health of farmers. He says, “Everyone needs a shoulder to lean on occasionally. Well, maybe not everyone, but most. My point to my fellow farmers is talk to…

Purdue Farm Stress Team Member Says Communication is an Essential First Step in Dealing with Stress

Purdue Farm Stress Team Member Says Communication is an Essential First Step in Dealing with Stress

Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team Member Tonya Short discusses issues facing farmers in this article published by Hoosier Ag Today. She stresses that finding someone to talk to is a key first step in addressing a problem with stress. This may be family or friends but sometimes it may be helpful to find professional support.…