RELIABLE TOOLS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
Welcome to the SAgE network
The Southern Ag Exchange Network is the Southern Region effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN), which is made up of four regional groups charged with addressing heightened stress and elevated suicide rates in rural farming communities.
We see a future where the naturally hard work of agriculture isn't worsened by stressors that make living or working feel impossible.
SAgE Enables Connections and Solutions.
The Southern Ag Exchange Network (SAgE Network) provides reliable tools to alleviate stressors in the agricultural community.
By coordinating resources to reduce and respond to stress, the SAgE Network supports the overall well-being of people and families in farming, ranching and other agriculture-related occupations.
Improving well-being today fosters better tomorrows for people in agriculture.
Farm Stress Is Real.
SAgE Network helps people find relief.
People and families in farming, ranching and other agriculture-related occupations deal with countless stressors that can impact every aspect of life - work, family, and personal.
The Southern Ag Exchange Network (SAgE Network) provides reliable tools and connections to alleviate stressors in the agricultural community, and enable a brighter future.
Agriculture is hard work. But some struggles are simply too much.
Farm stress is real. It shows up differently for each person. Too many people in agriculture are hiding or failing to recognize common signs and symptoms that touch all aspects of life.
- Physical - headaches, exhaustion, trouble sleeping, unexplained muscle tightness
- Emotional - irritability, anxiety, sadness
- Mental - memory loss, trouble concentrating
- Behavioral - violence, increased farm accidents, misuse of alcohol and/or drugs
- Relationships - withdrawal, less interest in family activities, verbal outbursts
The SAgE Network, coordinated by The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA), comprises partners in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Meet the people who run the Southern Ag Exchange Network.