Eyes on the Horizon Consulting

It is critical for anyone touched by the Ag Industry to have an understanding of the emotional impact of current trends on farmers, ranchers, and farm families.  Growing up on a farm, Monica has first hand insight into farming operations and the unique experiences and barriers farmers and farm families encounter.  That paired with 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field has given Monica valuable insight into Emotional Stress on the Farm.

A Note from Monica

A Note from Monica

One of the greatest blessings of my life was to have been raised on a farm.  My growing up years were filled with family, animals, tractors, 4-H, FFA, gravel roads, and all that comes with being a farm kid.

I left for college and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling.  For the past 25 years, I have worked in the behavioral health field both providing direct service as well as supervising programs in an administrative capacity.

In 2016, opportunities began presenting themselves to speak and train on Emotional Stress on the Farm.  I am passionate about this topic and the farming way of life!  It has been a privilege to work with NDSU Extension, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, U of M Extension, the Red River Farm Network, and other groups and organizations to provide speaking and training on the topic of farm stress.

Previous Engagements

  • Supporting Farm Youth Through Understanding and Intervention (MN Department of Agriculture workshop)
  • Emotional Stress on the Farm: Practical Strategies to Cope (Iowa Farm Bureau Federation webinar)
    – Emotional Stress on the Farm: Helping Others and Protecting Self (National Association of Farm Business Analysis Specialists Conference
  • It’s OK to Not Be OK – TransFARMation podcast, Red River Farm Network
  • Self Care: Myths, Strategies, and the Mind webinar (Dairy Girls Network)
  • Fortitude: The Ability to Overcome (Compeer Financial Women in Ag)
  • Emotional Stress on the Farm: Helping Others and Protecting Self (Extension Risk Management Education National Conference)
  • Emotional Stress on the Farm (NAU Country Claims Leadership Summit)
  • The Struggle is Real, College Students and Mental Health (Ag Instructors Post Secondary Summit)
  • Dealing with Emotional Stress on the Farm (Minnesota Organic Conference)
  • Emotional Stress on the Farm: Early Warning Signs (Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference)
Previous Engagements

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