Employers can use Better You, Better Ohio! to help manage and reduce their workers’ compensation and health care costs by having a healthier workforce.Read More
Helping Farmers Cope with Farm Stress
The challenges of farming have been mounting for years, creating a strain on families and employers. Farm Bureau is focusing on grassroots initiatives that engage a wide range of stakeholders to offer prevention strategies for men, women and youth at risk in agriculture, while promoting a culture that recognizes farmer mental health as a key component of overall health. Our work supports policies and legislation to provide stress assistance programs to farmers, to help increase awareness and reduce stigma for rural mental health issues.
Addressing mental illness is a significant challenge in rural America due to unique barriers that include fewer primary care providers than in cities, as well as a lack of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and broadband internet at home.Read More
Nonprofit aims to end the suﬀering, silence and stigma around mental illness in rural America.Read More
Advocating for farmer mental health was far from Brandon Fullenkamp’s comfort zone, but he knew it was a place he had to be.Read More
While dealing with the lingering effects of the pandemic and multiple economic uncertainties, Ohio Farm Bureau calls on policymakers to implement this action plan to help bolster Ohio agriculture and our rural communities.Read More
Jami Dellifield, Family and Consumer Sciences educator with Ohio State University Extension’s Hardin County office, is the recipient of the first Y Prize.Read More