CO Farm Bureau: Times are Hard. There is Help.

Rural Mental Health Resources are Here for You

CENTENNIAL, CO —March 31, 2020This is a challenging time for all of us. Coloradans are trying to figure out how to navigate the situation, and the toll it takes on all of us can be overwhelming. Life is different and that’s okay. We are all in this together and we are all doing the best we can.

Rural Colorado has been working through stress for quite some time. Before this pandemic, the agriculture industry was suffering from high input costs and low returns. Now, farmers and ranchers continue to work and grow food in order to keep our supply chain stable and moving, but that doesn’t make times easier. Prices are still low and Spring brings added pressure of keeping baby calves and lambs healthy and it’s also a busy time for farmers who are planting. Labor is hard to come by and small businesses are suffering. It’s not easy.

It’s okay to feel stress. There is help.

It’s incredibly important that we take care of ourselves, our families and our communities.

If you or someone you love is struggling, please know that there is help. Colorado Crisis Services is here to help you get through this. To talk to someone, call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255.

About the Colorado Farm Bureau

Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with nearly 25,000 members across Colorado. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values.

The “Open for Business” campaign celebrates farmers and ranchers and serves as a resource for agriculture and the community during the COVID-19 global pandemic. More information can be found at www.AgisOpen.com.

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.