Focus on the mental health of farmers. Today is This Land of Ours.
In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the American Farm Bureau Federation will host a free virtual event, Farmers Saving Lives, on Tuesday, May 31 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
The live event will feature compelling stories from three Farm Bureau members who believe that advocating for mental health wellness is a way to save lives in rural and farming communities. Farmers, ranchers and their families are encouraged to participate by phone, smartphone or tablet from planters, harvesters, greenhouses, dairy barns, farm trucks, classrooms and car pool lines. According to AFBF national research polls, a strong majority of farmers and farm workers say that financial problems, farming or business problems, and fear of losing the farm impact farmers’ mental health, and a majority of rural adults and farmers/agricultural workers experience more stress and mental disorders. health problems than a year ago. You can get more information and register for the free event at farmstateofmind.org
Listen to Sabrina Halvorson’s This Land of Ours program here.
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.
Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning agricultural journalist, broadcaster and speaker. She hails from the agriculturally rich Central Valley of California.