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December 14, 2022

What We’re Reading | U of A researcher working to improve mental health of Alberta farmers

By Dylana Twittey, The Gateway – The Official Student Publication at the University of Alberta

Research by a University of Alberta professor aims to help combat high levels of stress, depression and suicide in Alberta’s farming and agriculture industry.

The research is being done by Rebecca Purc-Stephenson, a professor in the department of social sciences at Augustana campus and lead researcher at the Alberta Farm Mental Health Network (AGKnow).

According to Purc-Stephenson, Alberta farmers are dealing with more stressors than before due to changes in market regulations and government legislation, increased globalization, competitive markets, and climate change.

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‘What We’re Reading‘ is a quick look at some of the issues and insights Alberta Beef Producers’ content creators and editors are reading to stay up-to-date, to broaden perspectives, and to explore issues relevant to the agriculture industry.

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