Farm Helpline & Workshops


Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers.  Farmers and rural communities face unique stresses and emotional situations, including financial challenges, unpredictable weather, physically demanding work, and more. As stress, anxiety, depression, financial burdens, and other mental and emotional issues continue to impact the lives of farmers and rural Minnesotans, the MDA recognized the need for ongoing support.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has new resources for Minnesota farmers, rural residents, family and friends, and agricultural advisors.

Farm & Rural Helpline

833-600-2670 (toll free)

The helpline is available to Minnesota farmers, rural residents, and anyone unsure of what to do about family or friends who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, or a mental health crisis. This service is free, confidential, and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Workshops

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is partnering with a number of other organizations to offer a free, three hour workshop 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.

 


FEATURED RESOURCES

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

09 - 10Jan2018

2018 Lake Region Extension Roundup

LOCATION: Devils Lake Memorial Building & Ramsey County Courthouse

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30Jan2018

Down on the Farm Stress Workshop

LOCATION: Ridgewater College, Rm A-240, Bldg A

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31Jan2018

Down on the Farm Stress Workshop

LOCATION: Southwest Minnesota State University, Lower Ballroom

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PARTNERS

The center is a collaboration of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine, the National Farm Medicine Center of the Marshfield Clinic with the Migrant Clinicians Network, and the Minnesota Department of Health. This collaboration brings together unique and complimentary expertise to address existing and emerging occupational health and safety issues in agriculture.
  • University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • National Farm Medicine Center
  • University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • Migrant Clinicians Network