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Farmers’ suicide rates, mental health draw conversations

Farmers’ suicide rates, mental health draw conversations
Programs aim to assist farmers; new programs are in the works
October 27, 2019

Studies show that farmers’ suicide rates have been nearly four times higher than that of the general occupational population, but calculating those rates is extremely difficult and unique to the agricultural...

Local farmer weighs in on Illinois flooding

Alan Metzger, a Charleston farmer, looks over one of his cornfields on July 16. Metzger said areas in the field that once had puddles of rain bear corn stalks shorter than others.
August 18, 2019

Under a cloudy gray sky on a humid July morning, Alan Metzger, a Charleston farmer, scans his cornfield among the stalks. He points toward the stalks that are lagging behind in growth because of flooding....

CAA to consider proposal for new organizational development program option

October 24, 2018

The Council on Academic Affairs will discuss a new organizational development, agricultural and rural enterprise option at its meeting on Thursday. According to the new option proposal, this addition...

Workgroup identifies pros and cons of new academic programs

October 31, 2016

  Workgroup No. 8, charged with academic visioning, weighed the positives and negatives for possibly implementing an agriculture business academic program, doctorate programs and a leadership minor...

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