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Tools for Today's Farmer

Today's Farmers weather more stress than ever before. Our podcast seeks to share important information, tools, and hope through interviews with experts in Agriculture and special guests from Purdue University. The Tools For Today's Farmers podcast is brought to you by the Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team. #farmstrong

Latest Episode

Mind Your Melons with Marshal Sewell

Marshal Sewell was raised on his family’s fifth generation fruit and vegetable farm in Plant City, Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida, he began a career in the vegetable seed industry. He currently works with Bayer Vegetable Seeds as a member of their Global Strategic Accounts team. His personal farm experience and his professional work across the produce business have given him a close look at stress and challenges in agriculture. Outside of work, he and his family are active advocates for mental health and stress management, both in- and out of agriculture. Through their Mind Your Melon platform, they seek to inspire healthier minds through proactive lifestyles.    Website: mindyourmelon.org Facebook: @Mind Your Melon Instagram: @mindurmelon

February 12 • 34m 7s

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Mind Your Melons with Marshal Sewell

Marshal Sewell was raised on his family’s fifth generation fruit and vegetable farm in Plant City, Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida, he began a career in the vegetable seed industry. He currently works with Bayer Vegetable Seeds as a member of their Global Strategic Accounts team. His personal farm experience and his professional work across the produce business have given him a close look at stress and challenges in agriculture. Outside of work, he and his family are active advocates for mental health and stress management, both in- and out of agriculture. Through their Mind Your Melon platform, they seek to inspire healthier minds through proactive lifestyles.    Website: mindyourmelon.org Facebook: @Mind Your Melon Instagram: @mindurmelon

February 12 • 34m 7s
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Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch shares her passion for mental health in Indiana

Proud to have been born and raised in Evansville, 52nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana Suzanne Crouch is a lifelong Hoosier. Constitutionally, as lieutenant governor, Crouch serves as the President of the Indiana Senate. Statutorily, the lieutenant governor oversees a portfolio of agencies that includes the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC). Additionally, she chairs the Indiana Mental Health Roundtable, Intellectual and Development Disabilities Task Force, The Indiana Main Street Council, INVets and the Civics Education Commission. From 2014 to 2017, Crouch served as Indiana’s State Auditor. Before becoming State Auditor, she represented House District 78, which encompasses parts of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties, in the Indiana House of Representatives. She was a state representative for nine years. Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, the lieutenant governor spent eight years as auditor of Vanderburgh County. Website: lg.in.gov Facebook: Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch LinkedIn: Office of Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch Twitter: @LGSuzanneCrouch Instagram: @lgsuzannecrouch

January 29 • 26m 58s
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Youth Perspective on Shows, School, and Stress

Join us as Kaitlin, a sophomore at Delta High School, shares how she manages it all. As a 8 year 4H Member, a junior leader, and participates in extra curriculars at school- she keeps a simple perspective for managing her stress.

January 22 • 9m 42s
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Next Level Broadband--what YOU need to know about Connections

Dr. Roberto Gallardo is the Vice President for Engagement at Purdue University. He is an Agricultural Economics associate professor and holds an electronic and communications engineering undergraduate degree, a master's in economic development, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. He is the author of the book “Responsive Countryside: The Digital Age & Rural Communities.” He assisted the state of Indiana implement their broadband programs acting as their Next Level Broadband Connections Director for six months and he is now spearheading Indiana’s first digital equity plan. Dr. Gallardo is also working with his team to evaluate the impact of the Economic Development Administration $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge program and is partnering with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. Dr. Roberto Gallardo plays a crucial part in the Purdue Broadband Team. This team aims to harness the power of Indiana’s land-grant institution to help expand broadband access, adoption, and use as an essential catalyst for economic growth in the state. The federal government, in partnership with states, is deploying broadband funds through the Broadband Equity, Adoption, and Deployment program, also known as BEAD. Indiana is receiving close to $870 million starting mid to late 2024. A map put together by the Federal Communications Commission or FCC, the government entity that regulates telecommunications, will dictate where these funds go.   Follow these links to make sure Indiana’s broadband map is as accurate as possible.   Run Speed Test: https://pcrd.purdue.edu/speedtest/   Affordable Connectivity Program: https://www.fcc.gov/acp   Indiana Connectivity Program: https://www.in.gov/ocra/broadband/icp/?_ga=2.178659300.1594573730.1701961704-171136276.1681841978

January 8 • 31m 52s
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Warm Welcome to Dr. Engel, Dean of Purdue School Of Agriculture

Joining us today is Dr. Engel the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture. We are excited for you to hear about his vision and plan moving forward with both the college of Agriculture at Purdue University and Extension. Follow Dr. Engel on the social media outlets listed below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/PurdueAgDean and https://twitter.com/PurdueAg Website: https://ag.purdue.edu/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/purdue_ag/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PurdueAg/

December 26 • 22m 43s
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Bailey DeGroat, The Turquoise Vet

Bailey DeGroat, is a third-year veterinary student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While she is juggling veterinary school she is also a business owner of The Turquoise Vet, and a woman in agriculture empowering others to discuss mental health. To find more information and resources check out: Instagram & Facebook: @theturquoisevet Website: theturquoisevet.com Etsy: TheTurquoiseVet

December 11 • 33m 43s
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Dr. Merle Holsopple – A Rural Medicine Perspective

Dr. Merle Holsopple is a former farmer turned family physician who serves rural and farm communities in Daviess County, Indiana. Join us as we talk to Dr. Holsopple about protecting the health and safety of the farming community, including prevention efforts like vaccines and facing complex challenges like mental health. Purdue Extension is part of a national Extension network effort to provide trusted, reliable education about vaccines through the Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching & Engagement, also known as EXCITE. Visit https://extension.illinois.edu/vaccines/adult-vaccines to learn more about adult vaccinations and https://excite.extension.org to learn more about EXCITE.

December 1 • 18m 24s
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Women in Ag-- Jenna Nees

Jenna is no stranger to Purdue Extension. Her heart and passion is in Extension but goes deeper into her hometown roots. Join us and Jenna as we talk all things farm stress, women in ag, and future programs you might want to be involved in!

November 27 • 21m 31s
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Progressive Ag Safety Days

Join us as we talk about Progressive Ag Safety Days and how important they are for our future young farmers and youth interested in agriculture. If you want more information about Progressive Ag Days follow the link below! https://www.progressiveag.org/

November 13 • 27m 21s
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The Queen is here!

Join us with Claire Bishop the reigning Indiana State Fair Queen!

October 30 • 24m 27s
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Shaffer Gold Rush

Aimee Inskeep and Lynsee Pullen grew up on their family’s swine and grain operation along with showing pigs across the United States. Aimee and Lynsee returned home to work on the family farm – Shaffer Goldrush, a show pig operation. They work alongside their family in this multigenerational business selling semen, show pigs, and breeding stock across the United States. These ladies wear many different hats in their daily lives! Listen in to hear them share more about being a mother, working on their family operation, and how they juggle work and life!!   Check out their website at: https://www.shaffergoldrush.com/

October 23 • 31m 42s
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2 Guys Pies

Welcome, Jennifer, Emmett, and Bennett to the show. This family has used their journey with a farm accident, tragedy, and grief to create a small business to help their fellow farming families caught in similar situations. If you or someone you know is suffering please use the Indiana 988 line by call or text to get help in times of crisis.

October 2 • 22m 59s
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Gracie Lee with State FFA

Gracie Lee from Randolph County joins us on the show today. She shares her non-traditional entrance into Agriculture, her current projects, and future plans.

September 25 • 30m 38s
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Joe Ricker-- Veteran-- Bee Keeping & Outreach

Joe is a recently retired Army Colonel who specialized in Logistics and Information Management. His 30 years in the military brought him to Afghanistan, Iraq, and many other countries. He developed not only a drive to get the mission done, but a desire to help people. After two tours in the Pentagon and meeting the AgrAbility Veteran team in 2016 at a workshop he decided that agriculture was going to be his focus in retirement and helping Veterans is his passion. He is the founder of At Ease Orchard, a non-profit that is focused on getting Veterans, First Responders and their family members into Beekeeping and other farm activities. Over the past two years At Ease Orchard has provided over 20 hives, mentorship, and training to their beneficiaries. He also manages his property with 250 apple trees as well as 8 beehives. Joe is also the Secretary of the Farmer Veteran Coalition Indiana Chapter. Joe is currently the Veteran Outreach Coordinator for AgrAbility where he mentors Veterans on Veteran specific resources and provides guidance to dozens of Veterans every month on pursuing their passion on getting into Agriculture.

September 11 • 25m 27s
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Dr. John Feutz with Princeton Veterinary

Dr. John graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and joined the Princeton Veterinary Hospital team in 2005. He loves that every day at work is different and fun, which makes it not be work! He has served as the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association President to help give back to the organization and profession that he loves. Dr. John is also very involved in the local community with Gibson County Farm Bureau, Gibson County Fair Board, and the Gibson County Antique Machinery Club. He loves relaxing at the end of the day with his family on their farm.

August 28 • 40m 8s
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Interview with Tracie Egger and AgReliant Genetics

Dr. Egger is the Learning & Development Lead at AgReliant Genetics, Westfield, IN. In her role, she focuses on her two passions – people and leadership development. She thrives on the combination of the two while inspiring managers and leaders of people to maximize the performance of their teams. She specializes in training, facilitating groups, coaching, and professional and leadership development. She is a trusted leader in career development, as well as leadership coaching. Additionally, she has been instrumental in leading the AgReliant Women’s Network which provides a platform for AgReliant women to connect and engage in growth opportunities.

August 14 • 33m 30s
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A conversation with TV anchor Jen Dalton

The team has a discussion with Jen Dalton from WKRC-TV in Cincinnati discusses mental health .

July 14 • 38m 8s
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Meet the Tools for Today's Famer Podcast team

Today we talk with the team that puts together these podcast . We look at what we have done in the past and what we are looking forward to in the future with this progam.

July 5 • 24m 16s
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Jay County Tourism & the Agriculture Industry

Join Mary Adair, the Tourism Director of Jay County Indiana, as she discusses her agriculture background and how she uses that to market events to the community.

June 19 • 15m 38s
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Elise Koning Interview Part 2- Let's talk Mental Health

Welcome back to the 2nd part of our interview with Elise. Join in the conversation as Elise has a  frank conversation with Abby and Rachel about her struggles with mental health and  the ways she has dealt with those challenges.

June 8 • 20m 49s
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Conversation with Elise Koning

Elise Koning has a conversation about the stress of having a small farm in Indiana and also the struggles of being a migrant worker in a foreign country. Tune in today, but stick around for part 2 next week!

May 30 • 30m 34s
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Stephanie with Jacob's Family Apple Orchard

Join us as we talk with Stephanie from Jacob's Family Apple Orchard in New Castle Indiana. We learned so much about the family operation and the community of orchards in Indiana.

May 15 • 28m 11s
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Sandy Hacker, Commercial & Agriculture Loan Officer

Interview with Sandy Hacker from Bippus State Bank. As a local agriculture loan officer Sandy gives her thoughts, ideas, and hopes about the finance side of farming and agriculture.

May 8 • 39m 23s
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Ivy Tech and the Agriculture Program with Stacy Clupper

Join us and Stacy Clupper from Ivy Tech Marion campus as we talk about the agriculture program and what students learn during an Ivy Tech educational program.

May 1 • 46m 34s
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Interview with Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez

Kimber wears a lot of hats at Purdue University. She's been with Purdue for 18 years! She's currently the MESA Director at Purdue University. Kimber works with Latinx and farm worker families to strengthen and encourage their day-to-day life in agriculture. Please take a listen to her fantastic work and story!

March 27 • 28m 46s
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Kelly Kitchel Interview

Kelly is a jack of all trades. But you may recognize his voice as the voice of Purdue Football Sidelines. Kelly's time at Purdue in athletics has served him well both personally and professionally. Today we will talk with Kelly about his involvement with agriculture and what he's teaching future generations about its importance.

January 16 • 37m 24s
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A conversation with Bec Wicker about stress on the farm a ways to mitigate it

Bec Wicker a farmer,  former Crop insurance manager and Purdue Women In Agriculture award winner talks about stresses on the family farm and using insurance as a way to help mitigate some of the stress on the farm.

January 11 • 31m 15s
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A conversation about Farm Safety with Ed Sheldon from Agrablity

We talk to farm safety expert Ed Sheldon about farm safety and farm stress.

November 30 • 31m 43s
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Interview with Maddie Caldwell

Maddie Caldwell holds an impressive resume in the FFA and pork industry.  But in this episode, we will talk about the importance of mental health, especially with families and youth. This episode is a "can't miss" one!

November 21 • 28m 39s
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Kady Fuhrmann with Ohio H20 Incentive Project

Join us as we talk with Kady about family farming, the stress it can cause, how she copes, and her role with the Ohio Soils & Water office and a program she's managing.

November 7 • 17m 36s
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Share the Road--With Sheriff Willamson

Learn how to share the road with farm equipment and look out for those slower-moving agriculture machines.

September 30 • 36m 15s
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Interview with Rob Braun

Join the Farm Stress Team as we interview Rob Braun, former Cincinnati TV News Anchor and now farmer in Kentucky. In this episode, we hear about Rob's journey to doing what he enjoys. Rob talks about the good and bad that come with farming and how he has overcame some challenges along the way. You won't want to miss this.

June 6 • 35m 24s
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Global Farmer Resiliency with Tony Evangelo

Tony Evangelo with World Wide Sires talks about the Dairy Industry, global markets, impacts of foreign conflict and the overall resiliency that ties it all together. No matter where you go, Tony sees the community of farmers helping each other and overcoming challenges. World Wide Sires is a subsidiary of Select Sires.  https://wwsires.com/ https://www.selectsires.com/

May 30 • 26m 56s
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Learning about ACEs with Dr. Carmen Jones

Dr. Carmen Jones explains the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how they affect physical, mental and social emotional health. Relating to the Ag Industry, we talk about how ACEs may affect farmers and farm families.

May 23 • 25m 23s
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A Conversation with Bruce Kettler - Director of ISDA

Bruce Kettler, Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture shares his experiences over 30 years in the ag industry. His experiences with stressful situations and how people react bring up good points and remind us to slow down and take a deep breath in a world that is primarily reactive to stress.

April 4 • 36m 42s
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Playing the Hand You're Dealt with Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch

Lt. Governor of Indiana Suzanne Crouch shares her experiences with stress, her role in state agencies and how people perceive mental health. Her personal experiences combined with her position allow her to impact the lives of Hoosiers for the better.

March 14 • 32m 48s
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The Stress of the Game

Susan Baughman talks about the experience of planning the 2022 College Football Playoff Championship held in Indianapolis. From growing up on a farm to running huge events, her insights on stress management create a unique perspective when applied to on-farm life.

February 24 • 35m 37s
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Scott Mitchell Empties the Bucket

Abby and Bryan sit down with Scott Mitchell, the President and CEO at Sumitomo Chemical America Inc., Regional Headquarters Americas to discuss lifestyles, experiences, corporate agriculture and impacts on the well being of farmers as well as some of his personal experiences that got him where he is today.

January 28 • 43m 21s
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Natural Disasters: Not Just In The Weather

Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist and managing editor for the climate unit for ABC News talks about her experiences with natural disasters of all kinds, both physical and mental. Her experiences with weather and the lack of control it brings helps her to understand her own mental health struggles and cope with the unpredictability of life. Ginger has authored two books that are now out for readers that focus on mental health; "Natural Disasters: I cover them, I am one" and "A Little Closer To Home: How I Found The Calm After The Storm".

January 11 • 31m 25s
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A Place To Turn In Time Of Need - Farm Rescue

Farm Rescue is an organization providing harvest assistance for farmers who need help with planting or harvest. Visit farmrescue.org for more information, to donate or to voulnteer.

December 28 • 7m 54s
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Just Ranchin' with Dale Brisby at National FFA Convention

Dale talks about how he copes with stress, finding peace in doing what he loves and his hopes for the future. Check out Dale Brisby online at dalebrisby.com follow him on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. You can also watch his Netflix special "How To Be A Cowboy".

December 8 • 9m 57s
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Overcoming Adversity - "Don't Ever Give Up"

There's not much in farming that Mike Wilson hasn't seen.  From being a fifth generation farmer to working nearly 30 years in the Ag industry, Mike has seen his share of adversity.  Mike share his stories of overcoming adversity, and how his experiences and people that helped him has inspired a career where he works to help farmers make their jobs easier and less stressful.

November 15 • 59m 2s
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Navigating Food Safety Requirements and New Regulations

Purdue Extension Food Safety Educator talks about the numerous programs available to farmers for Food Safety support.  From mock audits to readiness reviews (and more), Scott encourages growers to look into programs that can be customized for their farm. To learn about free and confidential programs designed to assist farmers with compliance to produce safety rules, visit safeproducein.com or ag.purdue.edu/extension/safeproduce. safeproducein.com ag.purdue.edu/extension/safeproduce

October 25 • 34m 58s
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Preparing Leaders to Advance in Agriculture

Beth Archer, Executive Director of AgrIInstitute, shares how her organization is working to build the leadership capacity for adults in agriculture.  Beth provides information about the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program and the upcoming collaboration with the Indiana Rural health Association and Purdue Extension, "Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives".  For more information, please visit the AgrIInstitute website: https://www.agriinstitute.org/

October 11 • 31m 52s
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Using Technology to Connect With Mental Health Services While Maintaining Your Privacy

Nathaan Demers has lived and worked in small towns and rural areas, and knows keeping your privacy while seeking mental health services can be difficult.  A Clinical Psychologist, Nathaan teamed up with technology professionals to create web-based mental health services that would be of high-quality and confidential.  Mantherapy.org is a free, confidential site that a brief self-assessment and many resources that has been helpful to those that have tried it.  Nathaan and his team are also working at creating new web-based services for veterans, first responders, and more.  For more information, visit gritdigitalhealth.com.  To give Man Therapy a try, click the link below: https://mantherapy.org/

September 27 • 28m 1s
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Gene Marks Shares Information and Business Strategies That Could Improve the Profitability of Your Small Farm

Gene Marks @genemarks -- you have probably seen Gene as a regular contributor on Fox Business or read his articles in The Guardian, Washington Times, or Forbes.  In this episode, Gene talks about business challenges such as working with employees from younger generations, if and when to outsource a function of your farm, areas of your business to consider investing additional resources into, coping with COVID-related restrictions, and his outlook on positive trends in agriculture. Stick around for the entire information-packed episode, because at the 36 minute mark, Gene shares how current bills in congress (infrastructure bill, American Families Act, minimum wage increases, overtime rules changes, independent contractor classification changes, and more) will impact your small farm.

September 3 • 45m 2s
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Dairy Farming and Social Media

Derrick Josi is a 4th generation Dairy Farmer, but you might know him from his popular videos about farming on social media.  Derrick talks about the unique challenges of running a multi-generational farm and the different things he does to handle that pressure.  He also talks about the unique ways social media can benefit farmers.  You can find Derrick at: https://tdfhonestfarming.com/ https://www.instagram.com/tdf_honest_farming/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeoIS2pfSYZ8cFRuZt95dA https://www.facebook.com/tillamookdairyfarmer

June 16 • 23m 17s
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Considerations When Diversifying Farm Income With Solar Energy Fields

Financial challenges are a common stressor and many farms seek to diversify income streams.  More farmers are adding solar energy fields into their business model than ever before. In this episode we talk with Jerrod Bley, Clean Energy Program Director for the Adirondack North Country Association, about things to consider when thinking about incorporating solar energy fields into your farm business.

May 20 • 26m 27s
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Farm Stress From the Youth Perspective

After seeing farm stress impact her community, high school student and western Boone County FFA Chapter President Jaden Maze decided she wanted to help.  Jaden reviewed farm stress research and developed her speech, "Stop the Stigma" for her FFA program in an effort to reduce the stigma of reaching out for mental health support.  Through the Rural Communications Project, she has talked about stopping the stigma at her county and at the state level.  Jaden joined the Tools For Today's Farmers podcast team to share her experience and how youth can get more involved to help.

April 12 • 32m 37s
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A Conversation With Zippy Duvall

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall shares why he is optimistic for the future of farming and how to get more involved with the Farm Bureau family. President Duvall also talks about farm stress, how he copes with stress, and how the Farm Bureau resource "Farm State of Mind" can help farmers get through tough times.

March 22 • 26m 12s
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A Conversation With Ted Mckinney

Under former Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Ted McKinney served as Under Secretary of Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.  He shared the motivations and considerations that shaped his approach to creating policies and the pursuit of global trade opportunities, his appreciation for farmers, and why he is hopeful for the future of agriculture.

February 8 • 40m 20s
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Farm Succession Planning

Educators from the Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team talk about how it's never too early to begin succession planning. They also share information about their upcoming live online series, "Keeping the Farm Resilient in Uncertain Times".  To attend this online three-part series, you must register by February 3rd -- more information and registration links are available through the Purdue Women in Agriculture website.

January 21 • 30m 55s
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Risk Management, Interpreting Ag Indexes, And More!

Dr. Jason Lusk and Dr. Todd Keuthe from the Agricultural Economics and Center for Commercial Ag at Purdue University discuss risk management options, interpreting Ag indexes, and share where to find the many Purdue programs and reports available to help Indiana farmers.

January 11 • 53m 6s
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A Conversation With the Dillhoff Farm Family

Andy and Sara Dillhoff talk about the many farm-related stresses they face, but find working to complete the many small tasks within the work itself can help relieve stress -- and that the overall pride of purpose of "the life" is a reward that makes it all worth it, year after year.

December 14 • 28m 28s
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Keeping Pace on the "Technology Treadmill" and Other Farm Stressors

Dr. Joe Molnar, Professor of Agricultural Economics in Rural Sociology, discusses his research on stress specific to Farmers and shares resources and ideas to better cope and prepare for the variety of stressors in Farm Life.

November 30 • 30m 20s
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A Conversation With Angela Sorg About Farm Stress

Angela Sorg, a Health and Human Sciences Education with Purdue Extension with over 20 years of experience as a Mental Health professional, discusses the stressors unique to the farming community, healthy ways to cope with stress, and how Purdue Extension programs like "Weathering the Storm" can help.

November 16 • 41m 19s
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A Conversation With Indiana Farm Bureau President, Randy Kron

Randy Kron shares Indiana Farm Bureau initiatives that work to give farmers a voice and provide support.  He is especially excited about a brand new program, INFB Health Plans, designed to make healthcare more affordable for Indiana farmers.

November 2 • 25m 24s
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A Conversation with Gary Truitt, the Voice Of Hoosier Ag Today

Gary talks about his connections to the Indiana agricultural community and the pride he takes in serving the needs of farm families for over 35 years.  He also shares information about the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, an event that showcases the latest tech to help farmers farm better and more profitably.

October 19 • 31m 11s
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Purdue Basketball Coach Matt Painter

Coach Painter shares how he leads, motivates, and encourages his players to become mentally and physically stronger and develop into well-rounded individuals, and talks about his hopes for the upcoming season.

October 5 • 32m 38s
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Indiana Farmers and the Purdue Extension Alliance

Dr. Jason Henderson, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Extension in the College of Agriculture, shares how Purdue Extension continues to serve as an ally to Indiana Farmers.

September 21 • 18m 35s
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Tools For Today's Farmers -- #farmstrong With Armstrong

Max Armstrong reflects on his lifelong connection to Agriculture, the best advice he was ever given, and the upcoming Farm Progress and Husker Harvest event, the Farm Progress Virtual Experience -- available live September 15, 16, and 17 at farmprogressshow.com or huskerharvestdays.com.

September 14 • 34m 52s
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