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Amber Letcher

Associate Professor & SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist

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Andrea Bjornestad

SDSU Extension Team Provides Mental Health & Opioid Education to South Dakota's Rural Communities

February 01, 2019

In 2017, 192 South Dakotans committed suicide. The greatest number reported in the state's history. This fact is not lost on SDSU Extension, an organization dedicated to serving South Dakotans with research-based information, resources and a trusted team for more than a century.

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Communication: Importance of Social Support in Agriculture

Maintaining open communication and seeking social support can help producers get through difficult times.

Health, Farm Stress, Farm/Ranch Human Resources, Blizzard & Extreme Cold

snow plow clearing a highway

The Challenges of Farming and Ranching: Identifying the signs of depression

When weather conditions impact farming and ranching, producers can experience large amounts of stress. A normal amount of stress can be productive; however, abnormal amounts of stress can be harmful both physically and emotionally. With the drought that is currently impacting producers, it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of depression.

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