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 9: Interview with Cris Meier

In this episode, Jake and Josh had the opportunity to chat with Cris Meier, Assistant Professor, Extension Community Resource and Economic Development Specialist at Utah State University. This was a fantastic and wide ranging conversation that covered her...

Episode 8: Interview with Ashley Yaugher

In this episode, Jake and Josh interviewed Ashley Yaugher, a Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor of Health & Wellness at Utah State University Extension for Carbon & Emery Counties. Ashley was incredibly informative about the impact of sub...

Episode 7: Interview with Hailey Holden

In this episode, Jake and Josh talk to Hailey Holden. She is the Livestock Program Coordinator for Juab County in Utah, has a long family history of ranching, and currently works with youth through the 4-H programs. They discuss how the ag industry has ch...