OFI 1267: Uncovering What Is Hidden In Agriculture | FFA SAE Edition | Madisen Jolliff | Ridgemont High School FFA


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For the past several years the issue of mental health in the agricultural community has become more and more mainstream with some of the stigma slipping away. About the time this really started to take hold Madisen Jolliff was noticing that this existed all on her own. At the same time she was just coming into the FFA and looking for a project for her SAE. Ultimately she chose to speak with farmers about these issues and try to help people open up. The results she received were very unexpected, even for Madisen.

Madisen has friends who feel an immense sense of pressure and stress because they have or will inherit land that has been in the family for generations, and they don't want to be the link in the chain where it all ends. She also has friends that experience stress because they will not inherit land and they cannot find their pathway into farming and raising their own livestock. She finds herself experiencing both of these as she will one day inherit part of her families farm, but that will not be for a long time. So in the meantime she is trying to figure out how to get her own land to continue growing her herd of cattle.

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