Your Work as an Ag Professional: Helping Tame Farm Stress

With dairy farm attrition rates reaching 6 to 7% for this year, farms are facing financial stress which leads to mental stress. Farmers are impacted by chronic stress, stress that they face continuously for a long period of time. As agri-business professionals, help tame farm stress with these tips from UW-Extension & UW Madison Department of Biological Systems Engineering Professor &  Agriculture Safety Specialist John Shutske.

  • Understand
  • Help others regain sense of control
  • Encourage others
  • Have patience
  • Help others tap into social support systems
  • Know that all healing takes time
  • Involve people with appropriate expertise
  • Help others see their stress response as a call to action
  • Follow up
  • Take care of yourself
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