Although your cows may be ‘tired of hearing about it,’ there are people who can help you who aren’t

In summer 2019, CFAES formed a task force to help Ohio farmers and their families deal with the state’s ongoing farming crisis, a crisis caused by record spring rains, new international tariffs, and low commodity prices.

The new Rural and Farm Stress Task Force helped bring mental health issues—and helpful mental health services—into the light, as did the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio’s Got Your Back campaign, which launched the same summer with CFAES as one of its partners.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, from 1–2 p.m., as part of the 42nd annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, CFAES graduate student Kelly Cabral will continue to explore the timely topic in a workshop called “When Your Cows Are Tired of Hearing About It: Addressing Farmer Mental Health.”

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