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  • Farm trials

    Published on September 5, 2019
    Jeff Dwyer interviews Jeremy Beebe, first generation farmer and owner of Double B Dairy, about his experiences with the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology program, MSU on-farm research trials and farm stress.

  • Working Women, the Backbone of Family Farms

    Published on June 3, 2020
    This is a testimonial to the trials and tribulations as described by a working women in agriculture. Listen as she explains her supporting role, added stress of having an off-farm job, and how she maintains a healthy work life balance.

  • Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training Massive Open Online Course

    In this course, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and ways to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns. What you learn in this course can help your friends, family, neighbors and community during stressful times.

  • Nov 1

    Mindful Monday Lunch and Learn Changing Negative Self-Talk 11.1.21

    November 1, 2021 11:30AM – 12:30PM Online

    Research shows that practicing mindfulness can reduce stress-related symptoms such as worry, depression and physical tension, and may help manage chronic conditions such as cardiac disease and diabetes.

  • Oct 7

    Mindful Morning Coffe Hour Oct 7-28 at 9am

    October 7, 2021 – October 28, 2021 Online

    Join us for your morning coffee or tea and learn about the benefits of mindfulness to your mental, social, emotional and physical health.

  • Oct 5

    RELAX Alternatives to Anger Online Oct 5-26

    October 5, 2021 – October 26, 2021

    The way we handle our anger affects us and those around us. This class provides some valuable skills to help people communicate through conflict.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Assessing Farm Stress

    Published on July 2, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 2, 2020, focuses on assessing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension behavior health educator. MSU specialists also give updates on insect pests and diseases and crop conditions.

  • Assessing Farm Stress

    Published on July 2, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 2, 2020, focuses on assessing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension behavior health educator. MSU specialists also give updates on insect pests and diseases and crop conditions.

  • Managing Farm Stress

    Published on July 8, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 8, 2021, focuses on managing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension farm stress specialist.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Assessing Farm Stress

    Published on July 2, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 2, 2020, focuses on assessing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension behavior health educator. MSU specialists also give updates on insect pests and diseases and crop conditions.

  • Karen Fifield

    Food Safety Educator
    fifield@msu.edu
    989-785-8016

  • Holly Tiret

    Social emotional health and wellbeing across the life span
    tiret@msu.edu
    616-632-7893

  • Farmers Helping Farmers with Farm Stress

    Published on March 30, 2020
    Knowing the signs and symptoms of stress in agriculture is critical. The webinar will also describe warning signs of suicide and available resources to help support someone in need.

  • Legacy of the Land

    Published on December 4, 2020
    Through the MDARD/FRSAN Legacy of the Land grants, MSU Extension can help you navigate stress and challenges to make sound decisions for your farm.

  • Opioids in Rural Farming Communities

    Published on July 8, 2021
    The opioid epidemic has hit many communities, including farm communities. This guide helps you understand the signs and symptoms of opioid misuse, how it impacts rural communities and how you can help your community.

  • Assessing Farm Stress

    Published on July 2, 2020
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 2, 2020, focuses on assessing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension behavior health educator.

  • Field Crops Webinar Series: Farmers helping farmers with farm stress

    Published on March 18, 2020
    The last webinar in the series on March 30 will discuss farm stress.

  • Mid-year financial health check-up…How healthy is your farm?

    Published on July 8, 2021
    Now is a good time to start checking the pulse of your farm’s financial health.

  • Kick off your boots and stay a while

    Published on November 17, 2020
    Farming doesn’t stop at 5:00 p.m., but not being able to separate your work and personal life can increase stress and lead to physical and mental health issues. Taking time for yourself is crucial.

  • Thinking about retirement and your legacy of the land

    Published on October 20, 2020
    Farming is a committed lifestyle that can be difficult to transition away from.