16th Anniversary Farmers and Landowners Conference
September 23, 2022 - FOCUS ON THE FARMER
Farm Stress and Agriculture Suicide Prevention
Don McMoran, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Faculty, County Director, Washington State University Skagit County Extension
The purpose of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program is to establish a network that connects individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs. The establishment of a network that assists farmers and ranchers in time of stress can offer a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers and their families.
The Sand County Foundation Land Ethic Mentorship Program for Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers
Heidi Peterson, Ph.D., Vice President of Agricultural Research & Conservation
Nikki D'Adamo-Damery, Conservation Outreach and Equity Director
Are you a beginning farmer or rancher who would benefit from a conservation mentor? The Land Ethic Mentorship is a free opportunity for historically underserved farmers and ranchers who would like access to a conservation mentor to help answer questions about land management. Sand County Foundation’s Leopold Conservation Award recipients serve as program mentors and look forward to helping participants navigate state and federal agricultural conservation programs.
Meet Minority Landowner Magazine’s National Farmers of the Year
Each year Minority Landowner Magazine recognizes farmers, ranchers and forest landowners across the country who are doing great work representing agriculture in their local communities. In this session we introduce you to their stories from our annual Farmers of the Year Issue.