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Fostering Mental Health in Agriculture and the Workplace

How do we create an industry where mental health is talked about and stigma is eliminated? Adelle Stewart Executive Director Do More Agriculture Foundation Adelle was born and raised in Saskatchewan, and lives on a small ranch outside of Saskatoon. She brings over 20 years’ experience in mental health, workshop facilitation, disability management, human resources as well as operational efficiency, strategy, and marketing to her position with Do More Ag. A lot…

Government of Canada Supports Efforts to Improve Mental and Physical Wellbeing of Farmers and Others in the Agriculture Sector

 November 20, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada  Canadian farmers and food processors across the country work hard every day to put safe, high-quality food on our tables, while driving our economy and creating good, middle-class jobs. Farming can provide an amazing lifestyle with great rewards, but it can also be hard on mental health. Farmers and their families often face high levels of stress because of forces that…

The Do More Agriculture Foundation Launches First Awareness Campaign — “It Starts with Me”

Saskatchewan—The Do More Agriculture Foundation, a not-for-profit championing mental health in agriculture, launched its first awareness campaign called “It Starts with Me.” The campaign highlights that changing the narrative around mental health starts with each of us personally. The campaign aims to: reduce stigmas, understand that each of us plays a role, and inspire those in agriculture to take care of their mental well-being. “We each can promote change by making small…

Important Harvest Considerations for PEI Growers in 2018

It’s been an incredibly challenging harvest season, and we’re hoping for much better weather to allow you to get the rest of the crop under cover. We’ve received some suggestions and had some thoughts as well in reflection of the conditions this fall, so we’d like to share them with you. Disposal of Tare soil at storages There’s a lot of soil getting to the warehouse yards due to the wet conditions….

FCC Announces Partnership to Promote Mental Health Support Network

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has entered into a partnership with the Do More Agriculture (DMA) Foundation to create a network of mental health first aiders who can identify and support producers coping with difficult or unfortunate circumstances. Under the one-year pilot project, FCC is contributing $50,000 to the not-for-profit foundation, focused on promoting mental health awareness and well-being in Canadian agriculture. The funding will be used to facilitate mental health first aid…

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