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Read article: Stress the arts to promote health
Stress the arts to promote health
The arts play an important part in our lives and health. Creative expression and art appreciation connect us to the world and help us learn, teach,...
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Read article: May is Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month
We live in a rapidly changing world that can be complex to navigate. About half of Americans can remember a time when we were not constantly...
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Read article: Time to try something new?
Time to try something new?
Reruns were part of my childhood. From Gilligan’s Island and I Love Lucy to Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley, I...
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Read article: Spring forward with clearing the clutter
Spring forward with clearing the clutter
Clutter can be described as a disordered heap or mass of objects. When we think about what qualifies as clutter it can mean different things for...

News Releases

Josie Rudolphi, agricultural and biological engineering professor, is conducting a five-year study on the mental health of agricultural adolescents and adults. Photo by Fred Zwicky.
Farm stressors affect mental health of adults and adolescent children
URBANA, Ill. — Agriculture is a stressful occupation, and farmers face substantial mental health challenges. Research indicates they often experience higher levels of anxiety and depression compared to the general population, but less is known about the effects on their...
Prevent accidents by focusing on safety during busy harvest season
URBANA, Ill. – A long stretch of clear skies is great news for Illinois farmers who are busy clearing fields during the fall harvest. It also means they may be working long hours more days in a row, which can increase risks for burnout, injury, and stress. “Farmers are in the field a...


Pam Schallhorn

Pam Schallhorn

Extension Specialist - Region 2 Community & Economic Development