These resources offer support on the various aspects of farming during a crisis, with a focus on the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Never before has our work as farmers and stewards been so important.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has many wondering what they can, and should, do. We are working to provide you with information and resources to help guide the farming community.
Here we are offering ideas on how we can take care of ourselves, our farms, and our local communities. These resources off support on the various aspects of farming during a crisis, with a focus on the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This content was curated in partnership with educators, researchers and others. It will be consistently updated as new information and resources are available.
Managing Stress in Unprecedented Times
While New York farms are considered an essential business (as if that needed to be started), yet they too are feeling the stress of COVID-19.
Farms now have some new resources from NY FarmNet at their disposal. “Managing Stress in Unprecedented Times” is a one pager for anyone, not just farmers, seeking to manage stress. It is easy to read, explaining the difference between stress and distress while offering some tips on how to manage these uncertain times.
The second resource on “Managing Financial Stress on the Farm in Uncertain Times” is directed to the farm community to accomplish what the title suggests.
Farmers overwhelmed during this uncertain period have a resource in NY FarmNet to turn to which offers free confidential consulting. If financial and/or personal and family stress are causing issues on your farm, give Farm Net a call at 1-800-547-3276 or contact them through their website at www.nyfarmnet.org.
This is no time to be a hero; seeking help is not a sign of weakness but one of strength.
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Last updated April 30, 2020