Pork Checkoff Series “Focus on Mental Health” #4 of 5: Overcoming the Stigma of Depression

The BARN – Thayer, MO / Briggsdale, CO – May 14, 2020 – The BARN’s Samantha Munson has this Pork Checkoff special report featuring Wisconsin’s Randy Roecke, founder of the Farmer Angel Network, which was started to help farmers talk about the stresses they face every day. He started the effort after a neighboring farmer became overwhelmed by stress and committed suicide. Roecker also battled his own stresses after updating their operation shortly before the recession hit in the late 2000s…


Audio provided as a service to farm broadcasters by the NAFB in association with the National Pork Board. This is the first of five stories in a series developed by the NAFB News Service on farmer stress and mental health. A new story will be posted each day this week as they become available…

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05-14-20 NAFB Series "Focus on Mental Health" #4 of 5: Overcoming the Stigma of Depression

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.