Regina-based Farm Credit Canada is providing 50 thousand dollars to set up a mental health support system for farmers.
FCC community investment manager Carla Warnyca says her agency has entered a partnership with the Do More Agriculture Foundation to create a network of mental health first aiders to help farmers cope with difficult circumstances.
She says farming is unpredictable and a high stress job.
The funding is part of a one year pilot program.
FCC is focusing on the issue of farm mental health with several presentations at this week’s Canada Farm Progress Show in Regina.
The farm show runs Wednesday through Friday.