Congratulations Jami Dellifield, ‘Y Prize’ Recipient!

Jami Dellifield, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with OSU Extension in Hardin County, was honored and awarded at the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Annual Banquet with the first ever Yvonne Lesicko Perseverance Prize, or Y Prize for short, for her innovative work on farmer mental health initiatives that brought together so many for the “Got Your Back” campaign.

“As the 2021 Y Prize award winner, Dellifield will be given a platform to share her work and the efforts of Ohio State University Extension for farm stress and mental health. Dellifield will be a presenter at the 2022 Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience. All of this is part of the award’s goal of lessening the stigma surrounding mental health issues.” Ohio Farm Bureau

See her interview here:

Observing An Attitude of Gratitude

By: Christine Gelley Originally written for Farm and Dairy’s All About Grazing Column.

November is upon us. The crispness of fall is in full glory. Hay season is subsiding. Grain harvest is moving along slowly. Even if the workload on the farm slows down after harvest, we still feel rushed as daylight fades earlier and earlier each day.


Everyone I talk to is waiting for a time when life will slow down, they can take a deep breath, and feel that feeling of accomplishment that the hard work has been worth the effort. That they’ve made it to where they want to be. If only we could feel a little of that feeling every day…


Come to think of it, what’s stopping us? Maybe observing a little more of an attitude of gratitude could help us through those days when the workload is too heavy, and the world is too hard. Taking a few minutes each day to appreciate the little things that blend into the canvas of the day may be just what we need. Continue reading

A Theme with YOU in Mind

The Collegiate Farm Bureau at The Ohio State University ( exists to support students engaged in agriculture and to develop future industry leaders. We are excited to share with you their apparel theme “The Farmer over the Farm.” This message emphasizes that “no matter what, the farmer and their well-being come first.” Show your support and help spread this message of positive mental health and wellness by purchasing a tee shirt, hoodie or sweatshirt today at: Shirts are available for kids too! Always remember, “a healthy farm or ranch is nothing without a healthy you” (Ohio Farm Bureau).