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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Extension Provides List of Resources for Farm Families During COVID-19 Crisis

A message from University of Minnesota Extension

We know times are difficult for Minnesota farm families, but you are not alone.

As we face an unprecedented time of uncertainty and worry, we feel the impact of even the slightest change. It can make us feel overwhelmed, lost, and helpless. Extension wants to help.

There is a network of people and resources throughout the state that support Minnesota farmers like you.

  • Mental Health Specialists Monica McConkey (218-280-7785) and Ted Matthews (320-266-2390)

  • Free Farm Financial Counseling from UMN Extension, 1-800-232-9077

  • Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline is free, 833-600-2670 x 1

  • UMN Extension Coping with Rural Stress webpage:

  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture Farm Stress webpage:

    There are also many resources available outside of UMN Extension and MDA:

  • Mental Health Crisis Line is free from Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, 320-253-5555

  • Community Adult Mental Health Initiative’s resource guide available at

  • Crisis Text Line - text “MN” to 741741

    It’s okay to ask for help. Extension supports Minnesota farm families like yours.

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