Department of Agricultural Economics Extension

Farm Stress

Learn about ways to monitor for financial stress, ways to respond to short and long term financial stress, and a service that helps producers evaluate alternatives and options.

Video / (Audio only)

PPT/ PPT handout PDF

Software tools

 Financial Stress Testing / (Audio)

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA and the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center.
         PDF/ PPT
 Evaluating Farm Financial Performance: Dealing with Financial Stress / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 IFMAPS Video Summary / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
Case discussion


OSU Publications

  • Guide to Local, State, and National Mental Health Resources for Oklahoma Producers
  • Managing in Tough Times webinar
  • Evaluating Financial Performance and Position
  • Farm and Ranch Financial Trends Worksheet
  • Farm and Ranch Stress Test
  • Quicken for Farm and Ranch Financial Records
  • Budgets: Their Use in Farm Management
  • Farmers in Transition: Farm Family Decision Making
  • The Financial Puzzle: Goals, Choices, and Plans
  • Evaluating Options for Change
  • Taking Charge in Stressful Times
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Finding a New Career
  • Coping with Restructuring or Loss of the Farm
  • Balancing Family and Work
  • IFMAPS: A Partner in Farm Financial Planning
  • Other Publications

  • Stress/ Mental Health Resources
  • Farm Related Depression
  • Learn to Manage Farming-related Stress
  • Websites

  • Enterprise Budgets
  • Iowa State University Alternative Enterprise budgets
  • Ag Risk & Farm Management Library
  • Online Course for managing Farm Stress
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