Anna Scheyett, one of our UGA Faculty, is launching a new Thriving on the Farm Blog in January that will discuss proactive ways for farmers, farm workers and their families to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. I am sharing her message so that you can sign up if you are interested in this topic. You don’t have to be in Georgia to sign up, it is open to all.


For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Anna Scheyett, a UGA Professor in the School of Social Work and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. For the past few years I’ve been committed to work on farmer and farm family stress, and am part of the Rural Georgia Growing Stronger initiative.

I’m writing with some exciting news.  Starting the week of January 9th I will be launching a new blog called Thriving on the Farm.  Farming is a stressful occupation, with huge physical, emotional, and time demands. This blog will focus on pragmatic ways that farmers, farm families, and farm workers can manage stress, stay healthy, and thrive on the farm. I’ll have some great guest authors contributing, including regular contributions from Jennifer Dunn, LMFT, who is UGA Extension’s Area Agent for rural health and wellbeing.

I would love it if you would sign up for my blog newsletter.  If you do, every two weeks you will get an email with a newsletter containing my latest blog post–it’s an easy way to stay updated on farm-related stress management topics.

To sign up go to

Please feel free to share this link with anyone you think might be interested in Thriving on the Farm. If you have a newsletter, I’d love it if you posted the blog newsletter sign-up link. For those of you who have a website, I’d invite you to link to our blog if you think it would be a useful resource for your site’s audience. If you have ideas for a blog post, please reach out; I welcome your ideas and input.

Take care and be well,