Farmer Stress Support Resources

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For Connecticut farmers and their families - Dealing with Stress in Agriculture

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Farm Stress Resources

Agriculture is a challenging and stressful business, but farmers and producers are not alone. Connecticut agricultural organizations have mental health resources specific to the industry that are available on demand. There are tools, information, interviews, webinars, videos and services that help producers and farmers cope, and remind us that we are not alone. This project is led by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, in partnership with Extension and others.


Farm Stress Solutions Series

Mental Health is a term that is thrown around a lot, but did you know it is refers to anything that connects with our emotional well-being? It can be as simple as how to deal with stress that your finances cause you, to dealing with the grief and loss of a partner in your life.  All of these parts of our lives are woven in and out of our farms and need caring for in order for our businesses to thrive! Earlier in 2022 we put together a series of videos talking with local farmers about a couple of different topics surrounding mental health/wellness. They're the perfect thing to listen to while moving fencing, weeding veggies or going to-and for in the busy market season. Give them a listen and see if you can learn a thing or two!


Connecticut Resources

Resources available in Connecticut

CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Farm Credit East

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) Institute

Similar to CPR training, QPR training teaches anyone how to respond to help prevent suicide

Other resourses

MSU Extension - Managing Farm Stress

National Ag Safety Database

New York FarmNet

Convening Webinars and Resources

USDA Farm Stress Convening Webinar and Additional Resources

The USDA meeting, Sustainable Livelihoods and Behavioral Health: Strategies to Address Farm Stress and Suicide , offered new information and discussions on strategies, programs, and resources to support farmers and ranchers in need.

Pandemic Resources

COVID-19 Resources The worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) has produced unprecedented challenges in the agricultural community and around the world. UConn Extension has curated many resources for our audiences.

COVID-19 Information and Support for CT Farmers


Resources for Managing Stress During a Pandemic

Managing Stress During a Pandemic

Dr. Heidi Radunovich, a licensed clinical psychologist at UF/IFAS has put together a presentation regarding managing stress during a pandemic. It is a great presentation with things that can be done individually and within families.


Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network – Northeast

UConn Extension participates with the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network - Northeast to better serve agricultural producers and farmers statewide and to connect with other available resources.

Learn more about the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network in the Northeast.