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Support Rural Farmers: 2023 Farm Stress Summit 

March 20, 2023 - Macon, Georgia

From healthcare providers and nonprofits to county officials and faith leaders, the 2023 Farm Stress Summit welcomes all who want to further their efforts in combatting farm stress within our communities. Our goal is to learn from each other, connect communities with existing resources and establish partnerships across organizations.

As a bonus, attendance of this event offers up to 2.5 CEU contact hours for social workers.

Register online before March 17.

Farm Stress Summit Agenda (PDF)



Speakers will focus on farm family health and wellness, including strategies for enhancing collaborations at the local, state and national level to cohesively support farm families as well as proven and emerging practices for combatting farmer mental health challenges. 

Breakout sessions will focus on identifying and leveraging existing community resources and natural supports as well as developing a list of relevant needs. 

Download the speaker bios or read about them below:

Keynote Speaker

Marshal Sewell, Strategic Account & Partnerships Manager, Bayer Crop Science; Founder, 'Mind Your Melon'

Featured Speakers

  • Kevin Tanner, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
  • Stephanie Basey, PhD Student, Rural Health Sciences Program, Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Tyler Harper, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Agriculture
  • Anna Scheyett, Professor, University of Georgia School of Social Work
  • Jennifer Dunn, Southwest Area Health Agent, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
  • Christina Proctor, Health Promotion & Behavior Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Public Health

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Interested in sharing this event with your network? Check out the social media kit and download the promotional flyer.


2022 Event Recap

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Downloads available in PDF format:

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Questions? Contact conference co-chairs Lucy Ray and Maria Bowie.

This work is supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network- Georgia Farmer Healthy Mindset [grant no. 13395431/2021-09304/ project ascension no 2021-70035575], from the US Department of Agriculture, National Institute on of Food and Agriculture. Any opinion, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and short not be construed to represent any official (USDA or U.S. Government determination or policy).

Join us in-person Meet with community leaders and organizations in-person at our Farm Stress Summit on March 20, 2023 in Macon. Registration is free.
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Event Details

Date and Time

9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., March 20, 2023


Mercer University
President's Dining Room, University Center
1730 Adams Drive
Macon, GA 31220

Driving Instructions and Mercer University Campus Map


  • Farm stressors
  • Tools available for coping
  • Strategies for positive collaboration


UGA Extension is proud to partner with the following organizations to make this event possible: