Welcome to Episode 72 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast. In this episode, we introduce you to ChopLocal – an online marketplace for farmers and butcherers that has dubbed itself “the Etsy of meat.” Hear how ChopLocal co-founders Jared Achen and Katie Olthoff started their business in response to COVID-19 disruptions and an ongoing farm-to-table renaissance. We also chat with Demi Johnson, a behavioral health program coordinator for Iowa State Extension, about ways to identify and appropriately react to signs of worrisome stress in our friends and family members.
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Visit ChopLocal.com
- Mental Health First Aid class through ISU Extension
- Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) through ISU Extension
- More mental health and wellbeing resources through ISU Extension
- Contact Demi Johnson of ISU Extension at (515)344-4907 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- More farm stress resources available at IowaFarmBureau.com/FarmStress
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