IOWA FALLS, IOWA (May 7, 2020) — Iowa PBS's weekly, nationally-syndicated agribusiness program Market to Market will bring together a panel of experts to address mental health in agriculture and answer viewer questions submitted via email and social media.
Market to Market: Mental Health will be recorded and livestreamed on iowapbs.org, YouTube and Facebook Thursday, May 14, 2PM. The program will broadcast Friday, May 15, 8:30PM, and repeat Sunday, May 17, 2:30PM, on statewide Iowa PBS. This half-hour special will also be available on-demand on YouTube, Facebook, the PBS Video App and iowapbs.org.
Stress in rural America has been building with trade troubles, shrinking margins, and evaporating savings accounts. Then COVID-19 arrived and disrupted nearly everything. Farm suicides and bankruptcies have been reported and those on and off the farm in rural America need assistance. This special will look at the challenges facing those feeding the supply-chain in an effort to provide resources when they need them most.
The panelist joining host Paul Yeager will include Dr Michael R Rosmann, clinical psychologist and fourth-generation farmer from Harlan, Iowa, who works with rural Americans on behavioral and economic welfare; Adrienne DeSutter, former counselor turned farmer in Knox County, Illinois, who works on a grain/hobby cattle farm; Emily Krekelberg, University of Minnesota Extension educator for farm safety and health; and Angie Setzer, VP of Grains for Citizens Elevator based in Charlotte, Michigan, and regular analyst on Market to Market.
Viewers may submit questions for the panel prior to recording. Those wanting to send in questions should do so by 9AM on Thursday, May 14, via e-mail at email@example.com, on Twitter @MarketToMarket, or on the Market to Market show Facebook page.
Market to Market is a production of Iowa PBS. Major funding is provided by Corteva, Grinnell Mutual, Sukup Manufacturing and public television stations across the country.
About Market to Market: For more than four decades, Market to Market has covered the issues affecting the $1 trillion business of agriculture. Whether it's global-trade conflicts, environmental controversies, changing technologies, or emerging enterprises, the weekly program explains issues faced by the nearly 60 million people who live and work in rural America. Market to Market's team of experienced analysts has a long history of providing expert commentary on the major commodity markets, delivering insight into market trends that help producers and processors cope with rapidly-changing times.
About Iowa PBS: Iowa PBS is formerly known as Iowa Public Television. New name. Same essential mission.
As Iowa's only statewide television network, Iowa PBS's mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans guides its quality, non-commercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: Iowa PBS .1, Iowa PBS KIDS .2, Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4 on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; and Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at iowapbs.org.