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Collaborative extension ag survey targets health and wellness

In a time of falling commodity prices, farm profitability, and land values, a group of extension professionals is looking into what can be done to support the health and wellness of farmers and ranchers.

Rural Family Support Network, a collaboration of four university extension programs, is sending surveys to pre-selected farmers and ranchers in Kansas and three other states to determine what resources might be helpful to them.

The survey is anonymous and voluntary, and is expected to take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

“The more people who participate, the more accurate a picture we will have when it comes to prioritizing programs and services that can be made available in our communities,” said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, a family systems specialist with K-State Research and Extension.

More information about Rural Family Support Network is available by contacting Andrea Bjornestad at (605) 688-5125, or

Last modified May 10, 2018