Ag Wellness Podcast

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The new AgWellness podcast series explores mental health in farming and ranching communities. Our hosts, Jacob Hadfield and Josh Dallin, are ag extension agents at Utah State University. Mental health is a growing concern in the farming and ranching community and through this podcast, we will share stories about the impact of mental health concerns, helpful resources, and information. We have partnered on a new project called the Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP). Please visit our website at to learn more and make sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to the podcast to keep up to date. To read any of the podcasts see a list of transcripts here.

Episode 11: Interview with Lori Mercer

In this episode, Jake and Josh interview Lori Mercer who is one of the operators for the Farm Aid Hotline 1-800-FARM-AID or 1-800-327-6243. She tells us about how farmers, ranchers, and other ag workers use this hotline to get advice for all kinds of issu...

Episode 12: Danika Johnson

In this episode, we hear from Danika Johnson about her struggles with anxiety finding treatment, and how she manages it today. We also have a mental health minute with Dr. Ty Aller.

Episode 13: Justin Clawson

In this episode, Jake and Josh interview Justin Clawson, an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Professor for Cache County. Not only does he have decades of experience in agriculture, but he spent a long time figuring out his mental health. He tal...