The health and wellness for those involved in agriculture continues to be an ongoing issue and especially for women. Women in agriculture tend to juggle multiple responsibilities between working possibly on and off the farm while still maintaining various family roles. Stress can negatively affect our physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being.
The Farmer Mental Crisis: Understanding A Vulnerable Population
Rural America is Having A Mental Health Crisis, This Farmer Is Fighting It
Ag Safety and Health Community of Practice Resources
Production Agriculture and Stress – Ag Safety and Health eXtension Community of Practice
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Health Needs of Women in Ag Overlooked – Successful Farming
Managing Farm Stress – Michigan State University
Managing Stress in Farm Country – American Farm Bureau
Mental Health – AgriSafe
Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) Institute
Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – Rural Health Information Hub
Show Me Strong Families – University of Missouri Extension
Stress and Mental Health – Upper Midwest Ag Safety and Health
Take Charge of Your Health: Women Working in Agriculture – AgriSafe
Women’s Health and Wellness – AgriSafe
Article Summarized and Reviewed By:
Linda Fetzer, Pennsylvania State University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Funkenbusch, University of Missouri – email@example.com
Angie Hissong, OTR/L, Pennsylvania State University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tevin Uthlaut, University of Missouri – UthlautT@missouri.edu
Project Funding Acknowledgement:
This material is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S.D.A., under award number 2014-68006-21873.
AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians Project is supported under USDA/NIFA Special Projects 2017-41590-27105 in collaboration with Penn State Extension.
The Missouri AgrAbility Project is supported by funds from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under sponsored project number 2018-41590-22323.