Weathering the Storm in Agriculture: Franklin County

Farming can be stressful. 

Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges and more. Farmers may struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, indecision or suicidal thoughts but help is available!

Illinois Extension is partnering with local Farm Bureaus to offer free programs to help local farmers and their families. Enjoy a free breakfast with fellow farmers and leave with an understanding of the signs and symptoms of chronic stress. Participants will also receive resources on how to handle stress for a more productive mindset on the farm. 

Each program will be offered from 8:30 - 10 a.m. during the month of January at local Extension offices. All programs are free, but registration is required. Reserve a spot at go.illinois.edu/WeatheringTheStorm or contact your local Extension office

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact Robin Ridgley at rridgley@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.