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Farm and Ranch Mental Health: Stressors, Barriers, and Strategies

By Sharon Purvis | November 20, 2023

Behind the Research: Q & A with Dr. Andy Smolski, lead author SAgE: Can you briefly talk about the purpose of this research brief? AS: Our main goal was to be able to provide a summary of our current understanding of farm and ranch stress, in terms of three components. The first one was on…

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Introducing SAgE and Director Tesha Humphrey

By Sharon Purvis | October 19, 2023

The Southern Ag Exchange Network – or SAgE – is the southern region of the USDA’s Farm and Ranch Assistance Network (FRSAN), whose goal is to provide “stress assistance programs to individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations on a regional basis.” The southern region includes 13 states and two territories,…

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School-Based Agricultural Educators’ Knowledge of Farm Stressors and Suicide Warning Signs

By Sharon Purvis | September 28, 2023

Behind the Research: Q & A with Dr. Chaney Mosley, lead author SAgE: Tell us about your research question that you started with. CM: We had many research questions, but this is the first part that we looked at and analyzed. Essentially, it was, what do ag teachers know about farm stress, and what do…

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By Karole Sessums | September 27, 2023

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Funding Acknowledgements: USDA-NIFA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Award # 2020-70028-32730

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