GRHIC Study Finds First-Generation Farmers Experience Higher Stress Levels than Generational Farmers
In 2020, the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (GRHIC) partnered with the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and the Georgia Farm Bureau to study the effects of farm stressors on mental health. An alarming finding of that study, published in 2022, is that first-generation farmers experience increased stressors, negative thoughts and feelings, and suicidal ideation compared to generational farmers.
GRHIC Leads Farmer Mental Health as Occupational Health
Agricultural work is one of 63 occupations with fatality rates more than twice as high as the overall rate of full-time workers.