We are a couple of months closer to the grain making part of the growing season than when we heard from Dr. Aaron Wilson last (Episode 93). He provides an update on what weather we are likely to expect this growing season. The west is still facing down a historic drought. What does that mean for us here in the Eastern Corn Belt?
Stress from an agriculturally related field is intense, especially when Mother Nature plays such a large role. It can feel overwhelming and out of control. We have learned a lot about stress and mental health over the past few years and we continue to work towards breaking down barriers and the stigma associated with getting help.
Bridget Britton, Behavioral Health Field Specialist in Agriculture and Natural Resources for OSU Extension, shares information on what too much stress looks like and tips on how to destress. We also talk about what is underway to provide more help and resources to agricultural communities.
For more information, visit: go.osu.edu/farmstress
Trigger: suicide is briefly mentioned in this episode.