About Cultivemos

On this page you can find resources produced by the Cultivemos network. Check out the podcasts and resource guides below, or visit the Cultivemos microsite to learn more about the project.

Agriculture is an economic and social bedrock of the United States, yet for decades, farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers have endured growing challenges that increase their levels of stress.

Cultivemos (formerly known as FRSAN-NE, the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Northeast) aims to improve behavioral health awareness, literacy, access, and outcomes for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers in the Northeast by developing a service provider network that can assist and meet the unique needs of agricultural workers.

Read an interview with some members of our Farmer Services team involved in the Cultivemos work.

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Cultivating Resilience Podcast
Mending Our Fences Podcast
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Resources for Farmworkers

Managing Finances in the US | Financial and Health Literacy for Farmworkers

Farmworkers have new financial and health literacy resources available to help them navigate the US financial and health care systems thanks to a collaborative effort with several Northeast Universities, farm business owners, and Cultivemos. Below are the resources that include how-to financial case studies, worksheets, videos, PowerPoint lessons, and a user guide for farm business owners and farmworker service providers. The resources are available in both Spanish and English and are as follows:


Cultivating Resilience Podcast

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Check out the podcast Cultivating Resilience on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts!

If you’re a farmer, you know the joys of working the land. You also know how stressful it can be—from family and financial pressures, to isolation and an exhausting job that has zero days off. In fact, agricultural workers experience suicide rates that are 50% higher than the national average, and that number is rising.

On the Cultivating Resilience podcast, farm care starts with self-care. Hear from other farmers about the struggles they face every day and how they are overcoming them. Get connected to #farmermentalhealth resources and a community where farmers and ranchers can support each other when you tune in.

Listen to Cultivating Resilience on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcast streaming service. Share the show with someone you think it may help.

Mending Our Fences Podcast

Delaware Cooperative Extension and the Extension Cohort for Cultivemos are pleased to announce Mending Our Fences, a new podcast on farm stress, where farmers and mental health professionals share stories, build community, and let listeners know that they are not alone. During the episodes host Lisa O’Hara, from Bodhi Counseling in Maryland talks with guests about daily farm stressors, and how these can be navigated. This podcast is by and for extension professionals to help better understand how to approach these conversations, and what to listen for, to best support farmers they are working with.

Listen to Mending Our Fences on Apple, Google, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Resource Guides

Experts in our Cultivemos Network have collaborated on the creation of these guides to help farmers, and those working to assist farmers. They cover Finance, Disaster, Legal, and Farm Stress.

Teaching Resources

About these Resources for Farmworkers

The basis for the case studies is quantitative research conducted with farmworkers, medical providers, and farm service providers. SUNY Morrisville’s Agriculture Business students, under the direction of their Professor, Sheila Marshman, Ph.D., conducted the research. Maria Pippidis, an Accredited Financial Counselor, Financial Fitness Coach and Extension Educator with the University of Delaware Extension, utilized her 30 years of experience in teaching personal financial management to construct the case studies. Farm business owners and farmworker service providers reviewed the material to ensure the cultural competencies of those who come to the United States were met. Translation of the materials was provided by Maria Gorgo, Extension Educator, Penn State Extension and Dra. Ivette Ruiz of Healing By Growing Farms.

For additional information about this project, please contact Sheila Marshman at marshmsa@morrisville.edu or Maria Pippidis at pippidis@udel.edu.

Stronger Together

An introduction to understanding, recognizing, and addressing mental health in the farm community.

Stronger Together is a two-part workshop designed to increase general awareness about mental health in the agricultural community. You will also learn how to most effectively and empathically engage with someone who might be experiencing mental health concerns.

Click here to sign up and begin the workshop

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