Today's Farmers weather more stress than ever before. Our podcast seeks to share important information, tools, and hope through interviews with experts in Agriculture and special guests from Purdue University. The Tools For Today's Farmers podcast is brought to you by the Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team. #farmstrong
Dr. Jason Lusk and Dr. Todd Keuthe from the Agricultural Economics and Center for Commercial Ag at Purdue University discuss risk management options, interpreting Ag indexes, and share where to find the many Purdue programs and reports available to help Indiana farmers.
Andy and Sara Dillhoff talk about the many farm-related stresses they face, but find working to complete the many small tasks within the work itself can help relieve stress -- and that the overall pride of purpose of "the life" is a reward that makes it all worth it, year after year.
Dr. Joe Molnar, Professor of Agricultural Economics in Rural Sociology, discusses his research on stress specific to Farmers and shares resources and ideas to better cope and prepare for the variety of stressors in Farm Life.
Angela Sorg, a Health and Human Sciences Education with Purdue Extension with over 20 years of experience as a Mental Health professional, discusses the stressors unique to the farming community, healthy ways to cope with stress, and how Purdue Extension programs like "Weathering the Storm" can help.
Randy Kron shares Indiana Farm Bureau initiatives that work to give farmers a voice and provide support. He is especially excited about a brand new program, INFB Health Plans, designed to make healthcare more affordable for Indiana farmers.
Gary talks about his connections to the Indiana agricultural community and the pride he takes in serving the needs of farm families for over 35 years. He also shares information about the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, an event that showcases the latest tech to help farmers farm better and more profitably.
Coach Painter shares how he leads, motivates, and encourages his players to become mentally and physically stronger and develop into well-rounded individuals, and talks about his hopes for the upcoming season.
Max Armstrong reflects on his lifelong connection to Agriculture, the best advice he was ever given, and the upcoming Farm Progress and Husker Harvest event, the Farm Progress Virtual Experience -- available live September 15, 16, and 17 at farmprogressshow.com or huskerharvestdays.com.