Last updated on February 28th, 2022 at 06:07 am
Financial stress is a common concern among agricultural producers. The unpredictable nature of farming leaves financial solvency vulnerable to weather, disasters, economics, or a pandemic. Financial instability can cause mental stress, anxiety, and/or depression for the farmer and their family. Unexpected disasters or hardships often increase a persons risk for suicidal thoughts, ideation, and attempts.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat
Access to expertise in financial management, risk analysis, mediation, and federal assistance programs is critical for the producer’s mental health and quality of life. A good understanding of options and strategies can become a lifeline. Preventing or intervening early in financial stress is strategic for a producer’s mental well-being.
AgriSafe’s library of resources have been carefully selected to assist producers to address financial health. Our Learning Lab houses webinars by agricultural mediation specialists and printable resources. The AgriStress ResponseSM Network includes agricultural professionals able to speak to organizations and groups on a range of financial topics.
- Emergency Planning for Farm Operations
- Promoting Peace of Mind by Addressing Heirs’ Property and Implementing Effective Succession Planning Strategies (Continuing Education: Multiple Disciplines)
- Tools to Help Manage Financial Risk for Livestock Producers (Continuing Education: Multiple Disciplines)
Page updated: July 2021