30 episodes

Focusing on combating the mental health crisis in agriculture, join Jason Medows every other week as he delves into the topics that are hard to talk about.

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Focusing on combating the mental health crisis in agriculture, join Jason Medows every other week as he delves into the topics that are hard to talk about.

    ASOM - Ep 28 - Megan Schossow - UMASH (Upper Midwest Agricultrual Safety and Health Center)

    ASOM - Ep 28 - Megan Schossow - UMASH (Upper Midwest Agricultrual Safety and Health Center)

    The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of five leading research and health care institutions. This collaboration brings together unique and complimentary expertise to address existing and emerging occupational health and safety issues in agriculture. Megan Schossow is the Outreach Coordinator for UMASH. Today we talk about her life growing up in agriculture and how it has helped serve her in role at UMASH. Check out UMASH online at umash.umn.edu Also Check out their incredible mental health resources page at http://umash.umn.edu/mental-health-and-agriculture/

    ASOM - Ep 27 - Susan Springer - Suicide Prevention Iowa County Wisconsin

    ASOM - Ep 27 - Susan Springer - Suicide Prevention Iowa County Wisconsin

    Suicide is an issue that is very hard for most to talk about. Susan Springer is doing all she can, along with her organization Suicide Prevention Corporation of Iowa County Wisconsinto help normalize this conversation. We talk about Susan's own experience with suicide and about how her ties to the agriculture community help bring her closer to farmers in her area. Go check out Susan and her organization at https://suicide-iowacountywi.org/

    ASOM - BONUS EPISODE 1 - AgriSafe Network- COVID-19 and Effects on Ag

    ASOM - BONUS EPISODE 1 - AgriSafe Network- COVID-19 and Effects on Ag

    Welcome to our first Bonus Episode. Today we chat with Charlotte Halverson and Linda Emmanuel from AgriSafe Network. AgriSafe was formed in 2003 by rural nurses who believed that together they could improve the health and safety of farmers and ranchers. Charlotte and Linda are both nurses who are involved with AgriSafe and today they talk with Jason about the effects of COVID-19 and its effects on the Ag community. Jason and Charlotte first discuss the virus and its origin, symptoms, and how people can reduce risk of infection. Later, Jason and Linda talk about the emotional toll that COVID-19 can take and how to best mitigate that. Agrisafe recently put out a webinar that is available to the public on COVID-19. That can be found at https://learning.agrisafe.org/products/what-ag-producers-need-to-know-about-covid19-march-23-2020.To find AgriSafe on-line go to https://www.agrisafe.org/

    ASOM - Ep 26 - Amanda Radke- Beef Daily Blog

    ASOM - Ep 26 - Amanda Radke- Beef Daily Blog

    Amanda Radke has been a great influence on me for a lot of years. I began reading her Beef Daily Blog shortly after I graduated college and have been an avid follower ever since. She fulfills many obligations as a rancher, wife, mother, writer, and speaker from Mitchell, South Dakota. She is an incredible advocate for the beef industry and a mentor for folks like me trying to tell their story. We talk to her today about her writing on mental health and what sparked her to focus on these things in her writing. We also talk to her about her children's books and her recent experience of going viral with her message. Go check out Amanda online at https://amandaradke.com/. In the intro, I talk just briefly about a webinar taking place that is put on by the folks at AgriSafe regarding what Ag Producers need to know about COVID-19. Check that out at https://learning.agrisafe.org/products/what-ag-producers-need-to-know-about-covid19-march-23-2020

    ASOM - Ep 25 - Macey Hurst - Lady Livestock Co

    ASOM - Ep 25 - Macey Hurst - Lady Livestock Co

    Welcome to the 4th and final installment of our series on producers and influencers from Missouri. Today on the show we talk to Macey Hurst. Macey is a very active advocate for the beef industry, in particular Missouri Beef. She is an active producer owning Lady Livestock Company with her mother and sister. We talk about how cracking the "cowboy culture" is tough when it comes to talking about mental health in the cattle industry. Find Macey on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/macey.hurst/

    ASOM - Ep 24 - Kylie Epperson - Midwest FarmWives

    ASOM - Ep 24 - Kylie Epperson - Midwest FarmWives

    Today is our 3rd installment of our series featuring Missouri producers and influencers. We talk today to Kylie Epperson of Vandalia, Missouri. Kylie is one half of the voices behind the Midwest Farm Wives Podcast. We speak today to Kylie about her journey from what she thought was going to be a career as a school teacher to becoming a partner with her husband in their farm operation. We also talk about Kylie's (and her partner Whitney Larson's) work in bringing light to the perspective of the farm wife, an often overlooked and unappreciated perspective. Check out Kylie and Whitney on Apple Podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/midwest-farm-wives/id1471900461

Customer Reviews

benoitian ,

Mental Health Needs More Convo, esp in Rural Areas

One of the things I love about podcasts is how niche they can become. I live in a city and am pretty familiar with some of our mental health issues but pulling together voices from rural America sets an incredibly different path and Jason’s knowledge, personal commitment and empathy really adds value to this critical discussion.

TWLawyerFL ,

Great show with great content

Jason's show is much needed today and he does a great job interviewing guests and talking about mental health in the agriculture industry. Great Show!

Farmwifeandmom ,

Great Resource

This podcast is a great resource for people involved in agriculture to hear about so many issues that are affecting mental health.

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