It has been a particularly difficult harvest for some Ontario farmers this fall. The severe DON outbreak is weighing heavy and stress levels are higher than during a typical harvest season. Uncertainty makes it difficult to focus on anything outside of how you will be affected by the DON issue. Grain Farmers of Ontario sees the importance of helping our farmer-members manage this stress.

A resource for stress management developed by Grain Farmers of Ontario for our farmer-members

GrainTALK Episode 14: Kathy Somers

Listen to Episode 14 of the GrainTALK podcast, which features Kathy Somers of the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic in Guelph, ON.

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FCC: Serotonin, sometimes known as the happiness chemical, is a neurotransmitter believed to help regulate mood, sleep, memory and more.

FCC: Taking care of our families and ourselves

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Mental health resources to take care of our families and ourselves

Help us champion the mental wellbeing of all Canadian producers

Stress Management and High Performance Clinic

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