April 4, 2024 ····· ··············································Vol. 1, Issue 6

Southern Ag Exchange—en Español

Beginning early in 2023, all published SAgE materials have been published simultaneously in Spanish—the current SAgE brochure, research briefs, and the infographics that accompany the briefs. Last fall, the effort began to reproduce the entire website in Spanish. Starting in January of this year, the SAgE webinars have included Spanish interpretation, and Spanish interpretation is available for callers to the SAgE Hotline.

Spanish translation has been a priority from the outset largely because the Southern region includes Puerto Rico. But in addition to that, stress assistance resources, trainings, and research need to be available to all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers across the south in their native language, whether it’s English or Spanish.

SAgE has contracted with Full Circle Interpreting for both textual translation and interpretation services for webinars and other events. SAgE team member Egla Delvo-Lopez—extension assistant, cultural integration coordinator, and PhD student—provides additional translation support on shorter documents. Egla and the Full Circle team worked together to create a SAgE glossary of terms so that key phrases such as “farm stress,” “agricultural workers,” and others are translated consistently across documents and platforms.

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Illustration by Matt Stevens

SAgE Resources

The SAgE resource database is at the heart of what we do as we focus on alleviating farm stressors on a variety of fronts—from health care, to animal care, crops to cash flow, tax guidance, finances, and much more. Our resources team is hard at work adding new resources all the time. Don't see your state listed here? Keep your eye on this space, or head to our website. If you’d like to recommend a resource, you can do that here.






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SAgE Webinars

Presenter: Dr. Anna M Scheyett, University of Georgia School of Social Work

Date: April 26th, 2024

Time: 12:00 p.m. Eastern

Sowing Support: Folding Stress Management Awareness into Agricultural Spaces

To provide farmers with information on stress in ways that are acceptable and accessible, the Rural Georgia Growing Stronger (RGGS) initiative has developed ways to infuse stress and stress management education into spaces that farmers already inhabit. Dr. Scheyett will describe ways RGGS has infused stress content into existing events and venues and the impact of this strategy on farmers and farmer supporters.

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The SAgE Applied Research Webinar Series brings in researchers, practitioners, and farmers to discuss topics important for understanding and addressing farm stress. 

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SAgE Partner News

Dr. Michael Schulman Receives Award

At the North Carolina Agricultural Health & Safety Symposium last month, Dr. Michael Schulman, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Human Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University, was recognized for Excellence in Agromedicine Research. Read the full press release from the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, and check out their newsletter about the event.

News from the Ag World

Farm Action Fund Calls for Agricultural Right to Repair Law in Tennessee

Today Farm Action Fund’s Senior Policy Advisor on Right to Repair, Willie Cade, joined farmers and lawmakers for Tennessee’s Ag Day on the Hill to urge state legislators to restore farmers’ right to repair their own agricultural equipment.

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The Farmers.gov Local Dashboard Is Now Available For All 50 States

The latest update added Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, and South Dakota to the 40 states announced last October and Iowa, which launched as the farmers.gov dashboard pilot in January 2023.

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NC Farmers Discuss Importance of Regenerative Agriculture

As the Triangle experiences the effects of climate change and continues to lose much of its farmland to development, some local farmers are turning to regenerative agriculture to remain sustainable.

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