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While farming is admirable as a way of life, it is also a business. Therefore, our research-based programs promote:

  • effective production practices;
  • competitive pricing;
  • business management skills;
  • environmentally sound production practices;
  • alternative agriculture businesses;
  • youth education about food and fiber sources;
  • successful living on a few acres.

K-State Extension Agronomy eUpdate

Paraquat: What you need to know for use in 2022

Dicamba training options in 2022

https://eupdate.agronomy.ksu.edu/issue_new/k-state-agronomy-eupdate-issue-890-thu-jan-27-2022

Farm Stress Resources

 Mental Health in Agriculture 

Working in agriculture is a worthy and honorable profession; however, it is not always easy. It is important to not only care for your crops and livestock, but for yourself as well. In agriculture's high stress atmosphere, your physical and mental health should never be overlooked. For questions or additional help, please contact Ray Ladd, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, at 913-833-5450 or cladd@ksu.edu.

Kansas Ag Stress 

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Upcoming Events

Demonstration test plots have  been planted and recently harvested. Here are the Corn and Soybean comparisons from our local plots. 2021 Chart

Ag News

2020 Custom Rates

Mental Health in Agriculture

Working in agriculture is a worthy and honorable profession; however, it is not always easy. It is important to not only care for your crops and livestock but for yourself as well. In agriculture's high-stress atmosphere, your physical and mental health should never be overlooked. For questions or additional help, please contact Ray Ladd, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, at  913-833-5450 or cladd@ksu.edu.

Get Help Now: Crisis Resources

Kansas Ag Stress Webpage 

Farm Stress: You're Not Alone Video

Identifying Stress

Common Signs of Stress & Ways to Help Yourself

Should I Be Feeling This Way? - KS Wheat

Understanding Stress and Depression

Understanding Suicide and Depression 

Ways to Manage Farm Stress

12 Tools for your wellness toolbox in times of farm stress

Coping Strategies for Farm Stress

How to Find an Agriculture Behavioral Health Counselor - KS Wheat

Helping a Neighbor in Need

What Can I Do to Help?

Tips to Help Others - KS Wheat

Financial Guidance

Farm Analyst Program

Kansas Agriculture Mediation Services

Kansas Farm Management Association 

Professional Support

The  Guidance  Center-Atchison, Jefferson &  Leavenworth

myStrength: Custom online tools to help you overcome the challenges you face. Access Code: DouglasCounty

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center: Education, consultation and outreach services regarding mental health

Headquarters Counseling Center: Professional staff in helping with emotional stress and crisis in Douglas County.

DCCCA: Support for substance abuse, prevention services and behavioral health.

Farming Community Can Often Suffer in Silence: Lawrence Journal World-LMH Health Article 

Additional Resources

Mental Health

Farm Crisis Center: Offers Disaster, Mental Health, and Financial Assistance, 

Farm Aid Hotline: (800) 327-6243 M-F 9am-5pm eastern time

Disabilities on the Farm

Kansas AgrAbility: Assist people with disabilities in agriculture

Opioid Assistance

Farm Town Strong: Farmer - to - Farmer support to bring attention and help to those struggling with opioid addiction.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Helps reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness.

Drug Disposal Location Tool 

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in Farm Country - AFB

Related Links

Contact Information

Ray Ladd

County Coordinator, Agriculture Agent, Horticulture Agent, 4-H Agent

Phone:  913-833-5450
cladd@ksu.edu