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A Five-Step Approach to Alleviating Farm Stress

Updated January 04, 2021

Andrea Bjornestad

Associate Professor & SDSU Extension Mental Health Specialist

Farm stressors can come from many directions including the agricultural system, farm and family finances, mental and physical health challenges, and relationship difficulties. A healthy response to these challenges involves paying attention to the stressors within all of these areas and determining coping strategies that are useful in each area.