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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Stress and safety during fall harvest Public Service Announcement

The busy fall harvest season can create tremendous stress for farmers and their families. UW-Extension and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, working with communities to promote a healthy and productive Wisconsin agriculture, provide these tips to deal with the stress and pressure of farming. Stress and Safety.mp3

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Managing through Difficult Times: Financial and Emotional Stress in Farm Families

Contact: Joy Kirkpatrick, joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu, 608-263-3485 Milk prices have plunged from the historic highs of last summer. At the same time the milk price fell, many farmers locked in high prices for supplies such as fuel and fertilizers because at the time, everyone thought these input prices would continue to rise. Many farmers internalize the situation, […]

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