|Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018|
|MDA Down on the Farm Austin|
|Riverland Community College, Austin|
Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, feelings of indecision or suicidal thoughts.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is partnering with MFU and a number of other organizations to offer six free, three-hour workshops to help agricultural advisors (and others who work with farmers) recognize and respond when they suspect a farmer or farm family member might need help.
An informational brochure can be found at http://www.mda.state.mn.us/protecting/~/media/Files/protecting/downonthefarm.pdf. Register at www.mdadownonthefarm.eventbrite.com.