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5 questions with agricultural mental health specialist and podcaster Adrienne DeSutter Adrienne DeSutter is a farm wife and mother on her husband's fourth-generation farm in western Illinois. She
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Virtual event aims to tackle mental health challenges in agricultural communities

Farmers and their families often grapple with various stressors, including financial pressures, unpredictable weather conditions and the isolation of rural living. These challenges can contribute to
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SIU Medicine offers virtual series on farm succession planning

Join us for an upcoming live virtual series, "Planning for the Farm's Future and Yours." The FFRI programs are designed to assist farmers and farm families in developing a succession plan for future generations.
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Suicide support group for farm families begins in 2024

With suicides increasing within the agriculture community, the Farm Family Resource Initiative is launching an open support group for farmers and farm family members 18 years and older who have lost a loved one.
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Health care webinar on November 2 to support farmers facing difficulties

With harvest season underway across the Prairie State, farmers may feel overworked and overlooked. Their mental health can be affected by stress from debt, production costs, equipment and employee
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Farm Family Resource Initiative efforts highlighted

Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello highlighted the availability of mental health resources through the Farm Family Resource Initiative while in Carbondale on May 30. He was joined by representatives of SIU Medicine and Josh and Emily Reinhardt, dairy farmers from Red Bud, Illinois.
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Rural Mental Health Summit to focus on farm sector support

Area ag leaders and health care professionals are coming together March 28 to discuss the challenges facing farmers, share best practices to navigate tough times and encourage relationships to benefit the families who feed the nation.
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March events to provide valuable support to farmers and their families

SIU's Farm Family Resource Initiative will host a webinar series for women in agriculture and a community forum on succession planning in March.
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Suicide support group to meet this fall

With suicide on the rise within the agriculture community, the Farm Family Resource Initiative is launching an open support group for farmers and farm family members 18 years and older who have lost a