Because of the many sources of stress currently impacting farmers and ranchers, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Red River Farm Network have created a radio and podcast series called TransFARMation.
The series is designed to increase awareness and reduce inhibitions about acknowledging farm stress, as well as highlight the resources available. Local farmers, ranchers and agricultural stakeholders are featured, sharing personal stories and offering a message of hope.
“Many people are struggling and need to know they’re not alone,” said Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen. “This is a powerful series. We hear from farmers, ranchers and others in agriculture talk about some of the strategies and solutions that helped them when times got tough.”
AgCountry Farm Credit Services is a sponsor of the podcast. Click here to access the podcast episodes.
Based in Grand Forks, ND, Red River Farm Network programs can be heard in 19 radio markets in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. In addition, the network connects with farmers and agricultural stakeholders through its e-newsletter and social media platforms.