Tag: Kim Keller

Fit Farmer — Ep 4: Working mental fitness into your routine

When someone says “take care of your mental health,” do you envision meditation sessions in quiet rooms or the latest yoga tend? While both meditation and yoga can be part of taking care of your headspace, they’re not the only way to do so. The most important thing is that you work to add mental health… Read more »

Do More Ag Foundation receives $20,000 from Bayer CropScience

Bayer has announced a $20,000 contribution to The Do More Agriculture Foundation — a not-for-profit organization launched this past winter to raise awareness and promote mental well-being among farmers in Canada. “We believe that through this partnership we can help increase awareness of mental health issues and break the stigma that currently exists in the… Read more »

Next steps for the Do More Ag Foundation

While running their last venture, Farm At Hand, Kim Keller and business partner Himanshu Singh started a mental health initiative called “Here for Farmers,” a t-shirt fundraising campaign focused on supporting mental wellness in the agriculture community. Outside of the campaign, however, the calls kept coming in, asking for help finding mental health resources in… Read more »

Agriculture stress is real and we need to keep talking about it

The agriculture community is full of very strong-willed, independent people that excel at what they do. We also take pride in helping each other out. But the fact remains that farmers and ranchers fall short on identifying and discussing the need for help when it comes to mental health. One of our industry’s greatest strengths… Read more »

Farm At Hand Founders Moving On

Update — March 17, 2016: Glen Kroeker, most recently the director of FCC Management Software for Farm Credit Canada, has been hired as the general manager of technology for Farm At Hand and FarmLink. “I am thrilled to be joining the Farm At Hand and FarmLink team,” said Kroeker in a statement on Wednesday. “The amount… Read more »

Farm At Hand and FarmLink Marketing Join Forces

Farm management software startup Farm At Hand is merging with grain marketing firm FarmLink Marketing Solutions. Launched in 2012, the free Farm At Hand app helps producers maintain field records while tracking equipment, grain inventory and sales. The app and Farm At Hand brand will be maintained and available for free to any user, says Kim… Read more »

Buy a T-Shirt, Do some Good for Farmers’ Mental Health

Farm At Hand has launched a t-shirt fundraising campaign to raise awareness of the importance of mental health on the farm. Using the hashtag #HereForFarmers on social media, Farm At Hand’s team wants to raise the profile of this very real, and often silent, struggle of farmers dealing with poor mental health and extreme stress…. Read more »

Farming, Stress and Starting Tough Conversations on Mental Wellness

By Kim Keller, farmer and co-founder of FarmAtHand This post first appeared on Farm at Hands’ blog, here. Lately there has been a lot of media and coverage on agriculture — investments, technology, GMO vs. non-GMO, green fields and blue-sky opportunities and more. But very little attention is given to the real people working in… Read more »

Keep Your Farm At Hand with Free App and Mobile Interface

Keeping track of what has been done on which field, at what rate and when tends to get rather complicated when field numbers start to rise or you end up with several helpers at seeding or spraying. Add rented bin yards, contracts with several companies and the tendency to lose the piece of paper you… Read more »