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Agriculture Behavioral Health Voucher Program

Updated April 26, 2022
Andrea Bjornestad

Andrea Bjornestad

Associate Professor & SDSU Extension Mental Health Specialist

SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Department of Social Services and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources have partnered to offer a behavioral health voucher program for farmers, ranchers and their immediate family members.  The voucher program will provide funding for free mental health counseling services to farm families.

To receive the behavioral health vouchers for free counseling services, producers can call 2-1-1 or the Avera Farm and Rural Stress Hotline (1-800-691-4336).  Additionally, the vouchers can be received by completing the interest form below or contacting Andrea Bjornestad, Associate Professor & SDSU Extension Mental Health Specialist.

Related Topics

Mental Health, Farm Stress