Mental Health

Wildfire in western Nebraska 2022
A wildfire rages at Buffalo Creek in western Nebraska during November 2021. (Photo by Gary Stone)

FAQ for Wildfire Damage to Crops and Range/Pastureland

May 5, 2022
With wildfire recovery efforts underway, Nebraska Extension educators share insights on how to proceed with the 2022 growing season.

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Assistance Programs for Nebraska Producers Recovering from Wildfires, Drought

April 29, 2022
For producers affected by the recent wildfires in western Nebraska, and drought impacts across the state, there are numerous organizations that offer assistance, from hay and forage for livestock to help with planting crops.

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You CAN Stress-Less: Tips and Strategies for Success

April 1, 2022
This free Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar provides strategies for dealing with the stress of farming or ranching in today’s difficult economic environment.

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Extension Offering Free Suicide Prevention Training

March 9, 2022
This free online training by Nebraska Extension will teach participants how to recognize and respond to potential signs of crisis and suicidal behavior.

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Training for Ag Professionals on Crisis, Suicidal Behavior

October 29, 2020
Nebraska Extension and the Panhandle Public Health District will be offering an online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” training. This 90-minute training will be held online, via Zoom on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. CT (10 a.m. MT).

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#socialdistancing: Create Physical Distance but Stay in Touch

April 9, 2020
The truth is for many farmers and ranchers the physical act of social distancing may not be as big of a challenge as it is for our urban counterparts. Yes, it may be easier to stay six feet from the nearest person but that doesn’t mean that farmers and ranchers aren’t having to cope with uncertainty.

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Farm families face multiple levels of stress every day.

The Challenge of Rural Stress

August 16, 2019
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.

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Raising Awareness of Farm Stress

August 7, 2019
This year has been fraught with challenges for farmers and agribusiness throughout the state, leading to increased stress. This article lists a number of tools and free resources available across the state to help individuals cope with stress.

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