FarmSafe Podcast S1E18: Pilot Spotlight – Airing Out Farm Stress

Published May 4, 2022. Hosted by Kate Crawford.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so today, we are joined by Meg Moynihan from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Don Wick, host of the TransFARMation podcast, to talk about their project called Airing Out Farm Stress. They received a pilot grant from the Great Plains Center for their project, which aimed to tackle the silence around how the stresses inherent in agricultural production can affect the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of agricultural workers.

What started out as 60-second radio segments turned into a successful podcast, TransFARMation, which covers in-depth mental health topics by sharing farmers’ stories: “Here, you are hearing stories of people like you, other farmers who are talking about really difficult situations that they had to go through, but they came out the other side.”