Communicating with Farmers Under Stress


Numerous factors may cause stress for farmers. Many farmers face financial problems, marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more.
You may know farmers and ranchers who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, indecision or suicidal thoughts. Maybe you find yourself having to deliver difficult news to them.  We can help you recognize and respond when you suspect a farmer, rancher, or rural family member might need help.

*Build awareness around potentially stressful conditionsaffecting some farmers and ranchers.
*Learn stress triggers, identify signs of stress, and reviewhelpful techniques for responding.
*Learn techniques for identifying, approaching and workingwith farmers who may not cope with stress effectively.
*Learn where to go for additional help.

For more information contact: Nebraska Extension Educators, Glennis McClure at or Susan Harris at