Exploring the Connection
Between Mental Health and Farm Management
We know that mental health impacts farm business decision-making, but to what extent? What other management practices are influenced by mental health, and how does farm business management impact mental health?
Farm business management practices can help reduce risk, increase certainty and increase confidence. Through the business planning process, farmers create a vision and learn to set realistic goals. They assess the risks and opportunities they may encounter along the way and put measures in place to mitigate and manage what is in, and outside of their control. Planning solidifies the farm team, creating a support network including family, business partners, and advisors. It is our belief that in this way, farm business management facilitates mental preparedness, reducing stress and the physical, mental, emotional and behavioural consequences thereof. However, farm business management can also be stressful in and of itself, and the thought of improving your business acumen, rather daunting.
Throughout the next year, we will be working with Wilton Consulting Group to research the connection between Mental Health and Farm Business Management. We welcome any interested partners to come forward to ensure diverse representation from across the agricultural sector.
Stay tuned for further information on how you can get involved and help us continue to support farmers and their well-being for a sustainable and truly remarkable agricultural industry. We will be posting updates to this page throughout the project.
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To receive any information on this project or to inquire how you can be involved, please contact:
Farm Management Canada
21 Florence Street, Second Floor
Ottawa ON K2P 0W6