Complex factors such as markets, long work hours and weather can have a significant influence on the livelihood of farmers and ranchers. If you or someone you know needs help, there are numerous programs available for Nebraskans.
Stress has become a fact of life for farm families. This summer there's added stress in Scotts Bluff (Nebr) and Goshen (Wyo) counties as growers face losing their irrigation resource. Resources are available to help farm families address problems caused by stress.
The unexpected death of a loved one to suicide is an intensely traumatic event. If you're facing this loss, trained volunteers serving on Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Teams are available to aid your recovery.
Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at 12 sites this year for teens 14-15 years of age who want to work on a farm other than their family's. The training is required by law.
Agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic illness, their families, and professional staff are invited to the national conference, the foremost educational event in the nation addressing disabilities in agriculture. Applications for travel stipends for the conference are due by Feb. 7.