For Farmers — of Land, Forest, or Sea

Resource Index:


  • Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training – What is farm stress and how can you help? Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, effectively communicate with people under stress, reduce stigma related to mental health concerns, and connect farmers and ranchers with resources.
  • Agricultural Community QPR For Farmers and Farm Families – QPR training teaches laypeople and professionals to recognize and respond to mental health crises using the approach of Question, Persuade and Refer.

Legal stressors:

  • Farm Common’s Resilience Workshops are interactive, skill-building workshops helping to create or support legal resilience. All workshops are free for members. They offer workshops specifically for farmers and ranchers, agricultural service providers, and self-paced online, advanced workshops.
  • Legal Food Hub helps match farmers and food businesses with the legal help they need, pro bono. Contact 1.844.529.4769 ext. 2  or email
  • The Farmers’ Legal Action Group is dedicated to helping farmers understand their rights and has a long list of legal resources for farmers and ranchers facing anything from financial or natural disasters to land succession to tough situations with contracts. You can also call FLAG at 877-860-4349 if you have any questions, they will not be able to represent you but can help talk through your legal questions.

Financial stressors:

Assistance with PFAS-related stressors:

UMaine Extension PFAS Contamination Response

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To direct PFAS questions to University of Maine Cooperative Extension, please email:

Movement, health, and wellness:

  • Labor–Movement believes that when you move well, you work well. Its mission is to help farmers, fishermen, landscapers, and industrial athletes to improve their movement health + wellness, increase efficiency and extend longevity in a season or career.
  • Maine AgrAbility offers tips around farmer health, including topics such as arthritis and agriculture, back health, medical / rehabilitation, mental health and stress management, vision and hearing loss, and women’s health.

Mindfulness for farmers:

Communication, goal setting, and more: