Mental Health Matters in Rural America

Viewpoints / Farmside Chat October 5, 2020

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Farm strength takes many forms and our rural communities are stronger when we come together to prioritize our mental health. AFBF President Zippy Duvall sits down with California farmer Tara Beaver Coronado and Colorado Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Chad Vorthmann to discuss what tools and outlets are available to address rural stress and prioritize mental health.

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