Managing Stress on the Farm (3-minute video)

Authored by Coach Leslie Forstadt

Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams.

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When you get to know yourself well, you can recognize what makes you stressed, how you react to stress, and how to find healthy ways to buffer your stress.  Take the time to watch this 3-minute Farm Stress Video.

Please reach out if you are feeling like the stress is overwhelming.

  • FarmAid Hotline 1-800-327-6243 (1-800-FarmAid; M-F 9-5)
  • Maine Intentional Warmline 1.866.771.9276 (WARM) (24/7 availability)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
  • StrengthenME  207-221-8198 (8am-8pm)

Farm Coaches are available to help talk and sort through the opportunities and challenges that you are experiencing. You can click on the link and request a coach call or email you. Coaching can include a referral to behavioral health counseling if that is needed.