USDA/NIFA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)

According to USDA, the purpose of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program is to establish a network that connects individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs. The establishment of a network that assists farmers and ranchers in time of stress can offer a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers and their families.

The Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network  provides stress assistance programs to individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations on a regional basis. Below is contact information for the four regional programs:

Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network: Southern Region 

University of Tennessee Extension
Knoxville, TN

Heather Sedges hsedges@utk.edu 

Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Network

Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Don McMoran dmcmoran@wsu.edu farmstress.us

Building an Inclusive and Comprehensive Network for Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance in the Northeast

National Young Farmers Coalition
Hudson, NY

Martin Lemos martin@youngfarmers.org
www.youngfarmers.org/frsan-ne-about

North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center:  Engaging Programs to Support Producer Wellbeing

University of Illinois
Urbana, IL

Josie Rudolphi josier@illinois.edu
www.farmstress.org

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