800 Dairy farms closed last year, but Dustin's didn't...how does he manage the stress of farm life?

Agriculture and Mental Health. Let's talk about it.

February 10, 2020
Dairy farmer Dustin Melius with Riggs

Dustin is a dairy farmer who still has a functioning dairy farm.

Would you believe that the agriculture business is one of the MOST DANGEROUS jobs with one of the HIGHEST on job suicide rates? Some of these farms have been passed down generation by generation, I can't imagine the pressure that must be put on them to succeed.  

How did Dustin manage to survive during such tough times? With all of his livelihood being in this farm, and his father being his only other FULL TIME employee, life has to be tough.

We talk about the state of the agriculture business from a Dairy Farmer's perspective, the misconceptions about the farming industry, and what we can all do to help them out - SPOILER ALERT: It's super easy to help these hard working Americans.

You can always reach out for help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text line: Text "HELLO" to 741741