Farming often is listed as one of the most stressful occupations, yet most farmers say they wouldn’t trade it for any other job. The love of farming, in spite of all the hassles, indicates farmers must be doing something right to manage their stress.
However, stress that goes unrecognized and is not managed well can play havoc with the farm family and the farm operation. When stress levels get too high, farmers are more likely to make poor farming decisions and be involved in farm injuries. Relationships between spouses and between parents and children also suffer during stressful times, as can health. For more, please click here.