Maintaining relationships when a family business is involved in transitioning to the next generation can create unique challenges
“ Relationships provide us with identity, purpose and direction. In essence, relationships and therefore community is a life giving, life defining, life nurturing process.”
It is important to understand the components of stress. Stress is a normal reaction to situations that are perceived to be challenging
Conflict is part of life. In all relationships, we experience conflict. Conflict can be positive if managed properly.
A management plan to reduce stress.
Farming has ongoing situations that cause stress. Common farm stressors are finances, daily hassles, and lack of control over the weather, heavy work overloads, and conflict in relationships.
Provide overview of ASHCA and description of the programs that we have developed to address important farm safety and health issues in U.S. agriculture.
Research shows farmers face diverse challenges, including mental health & stress. These can contribute to increasing rates of stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout.
The findings from national survey results point to the threat Canadian agriculture farms and businesses may face due to poor mental health and high stress.
Women in Agriculture: Understanding Stress
What Workers Can Do to Keep Themselves Safe and Healthy
National Stress and Mental Survey of Canadian Farmers
Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addiction: Issues and Options for Canada
Healthy Farmers Healthy Farms
Farm Safety – Resource Kit for Nova Scotia Farmers
Does Health Have a Price in Agriculture?
Difficult Times: Stress on the Farm
Farm Stress Management