Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (ME-FRSAN)
Through a one-time $500,000 grant, the Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (Maine FRSAN) was formed in 2021-2023. The Statewide network supported farmers, farmworkers, and agricultural service providers — of land, forest, and sea — with efforts to cultivate wellness and build resilience.
Although the project funding has come to an end, Maine FRSAN encourages the continuation of a focus on farmer and farmworker mental health. 14 agricultural organizations worked on guiding the direction of the Maine FRSAN project, helping to provide direct assistance, trainings, small grant opportunities, and more. If you’d like to hear more about how the grant funds were used, please contact email@example.com or call 207.581.3487.
The Maine FRSAN project is affiliated with Cultivemos. Cultivemos is the network for farmer well-being and was previously known as the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, Northeast (FRSAN-NE). Cultivemos aims to improve behavioral health awareness, literacy, access, and outcomes for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers in the Northeast by developing a service provider network that can assist and meet the unique needs of agricultural workers.
The Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network was funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, awarded to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, and managed by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.