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Coping with Farm and Rural Stress

Farmer leaning against endgate of his pickup and the sun setting in the background. 

Farming can be a stressful occupation. Often, you live where you work. Your coworkers may be your spouse and/or other family members. While you get to be your own boss, you feel responsible for a lot and can control very little.

Financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, marital difficulties, and social pressures can be real sources of stress for farmers and farm family members.

There are people and organizations ready to help. Explore them here:

1. Help with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Feeling Stuck


2. Help with Daily Living

Food, heat, electricity, health care, childcare, senior programs, etc.

3. Business, Financial and Legal Help


If you need help figuring out who to contact, call us at 833-600-2670 x 0 during business hours, or use TTY at 711.