Responding to stress: connecting rural communities with resources to recognize and manage stress

Ongoing economic conditions in agriculture are taking a toll on farm families and their rural communities. Extension resources help farmers, families, businesses and communities remain resilient by learning how to manage stress by recognizing and working to positively address, not avoid, the causes of stress. Resources include planning tools to make sound decisions and create a road-map for the future.

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2015 Wisconsin farm income review

Bruce Jones reviews Wisconsin’s farm income for 2015. This is the first audio in a series produced in concert with the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum Thursday, Jan. 21 on the UW-Madison campus.

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Farm survey provides information about Wisconsin farm employers and employees

Wisconsin agriculture is a $59.16 billion industry that supports 10 percent, or nearly 354,000, of the state’s workforce. The more than 76,400 people employed directly by Wisconsin farms have varied backgrounds, skills, education and experience, and wages and benefits received according to a study conducted by University of Wisconsin-Extension Farm and Risk Management (FARM) Team.

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