Farmer Wellness Fund
Modern food and agriculture systems pose innumerable challenges to farmers and farm workers. Compared to other occupations and industries, today’s farmers are dealing with disproportionate levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and financial strain. This is entirely unacceptable and our agricultural community deserves increased support and resources to navigate these challenges.
New Jersey is currently without any programs or resources committed to supporting the mental health and overall well-being of NJ Farmers. NOFA NJ is eager to support our farming community and proud to announce the establishment of the NOFA NJ Farmer Wellness Fund.
The Fund will be used to:
- Assist farmers with finding and affording wellness & mental health services
- Establish and train a farmer-to-farmer peer support network
- Host educational and informational programming for our community
- Partner with relevant organizations to improve farmer health, safety, & success
Help us reach our goal of securing $25,000 to provide ongoing support for our farmers’ well-being!
Below you will find additional resources related to health and wellness that are relevant to farmers, agricultural workers and food system professionals, from skin cancer information to farm safety guides.
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About the Farmer Wellness Fund
After the loss of NOFA NJ Member and Farmer Dan R., we realized that resources to support farmers and growers in NJ were severely lacking. With initial support and generosity from Dan’s Lambertville/New Hope community, NOFA NJ was able to launch the Farmer Wellness Fund in Summer 2022.