There’s no doubt stress affects mental health, from impacting concentration and decision-making abilities to causing severe anxiety and depression.
Farming is stressful. Equipment breakdowns at key times; unpredictable weather events – the list of stressors can seem endless, especially when coupled with life's happenings, some good and some tragic.
Brooke McNeil and Katie McCallum are pursuing very specific goals: feeding a growing world population and empowering other farmers with research knowledge.
Filling your farm team’s gaps in soft skills like communication, teamwork, etiquette and attitude can be more of a challenge than addressing wanting areas of traditional farm work.