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When a farmer is facing a crisis, it can create an emotional toll on every aspect of life. From paying bills, to feeding their children and caring for the livestock and crops. The Kansas agriculture community has always come together to help our neighbors in a time of need and that is what this effort is all about: pulling together to help our own through a stressful time. Below you will find resources designed to help those in the agriculture community deal with a crisis. If you are a farmer in crisis, or know of someone in need of immediate assistance, contact your local Kansas Community Mental Health Center or call the

National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255.

Financial Counseling Assistance


Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS) Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS) provides valuable information to farmers and ranchers related to farm financial and business management. Kansas Department for Children and Families The mission of the Department for Children and Families is to protect children, promote healthy families and encourage personal responsibility. USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) - Kansas Contact your local Farm Service Agency for information about low-interest loans available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farm Aid Farmer Resource Network For more than 30 years, Farm Aid has created a database of more than 700 organizations that provide guidance for new farmers, direct assistance to farmers in crisis, and support for farmers looking to transition to more sustainable production methods and markets. K-State Research & Extension The Kansas Cooperative Extension Service extends its research-based resources to solve public needs. Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) CCCS has assisted Kansas families since 1985 and helped them regain financial stability as well as learn new tools to become more financially successful. Our goal is to strive to meet your needs and help you achieve your financial goals. We have offices in Salina and Wichita.




Legal Assistance


Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS) Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS) provides direct legal representation to Kansas farmers and ranchers on a reduced-fee basis, depending on that person's level of income. Kansas Attorney General The Office of the Attorney General is established by the Kansas Constitution. As the state's chief legal officer and top law enforcement official, the Attorney General performs a range of duties as prescribed by state law and legal precedents. Kansas Legal Services Kansas Legal Services is devoted to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of important legal and mediation services. Farmers' Legal Action Group (FLAG) FLAG is a nonprofit law center dedicated to providing legal services and support to family farmers and their communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land. Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation Providing education, information and research that will provide the continued well-being of all persons directly engaged in agriculture or related enterprises. The Legal Foundation advocates for the agricultural industry and defends social and economic justice for farmers and ranchers. Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund The FTCLDF protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce; it protects the rights of farmers to sell the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice. FTCLDF is a true grassroots organization and receives no government funding and little or no corporate funding.




Disaster Assistance


Farmers.gov Visit our resource center for information about specific disasters and emergencies and to connect with state and local help. Farm Service Agency - Kansas Contact your local Farm Service Agency for information about disater recovery resources. Kansas Farmers Union Providing disaster resources for Kansas farmers and ranchers.




Employment Assistance


Kansas WORKS Real Kansas jobs from real Kansas companies. Updated daily. Kansas Older Worker Program The Kansas Older Worker Program is designed to provide employment placement services to Kansan’s 55 years of age and over with emphasis on employment in the private sector. AgCareers AgCareers.com provides a selection of industry jobs across 42 career types in 25 industry sectors.




Substance Abuse


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SAMHSA is a federal agency that provides grants and national leadership and determines effective treatment and prevention. Farm Town Strong FarmTownStrong is a partnership between the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union to combat the opioid epidemic by providing links to hotlines, getting treatment, prevention, and proper disposal of drugs in an effort to provide resources and support to farm and ranch families. USDA - Opioid Abuse U.S. Department of Agriculture’s effort on opioid misuse in rural America which provides national and state resources, funding, and project links.




Domestic Violence


Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Get resources for yourself or be the difference for a loved one suffering from domestic violence. 888-END-ABUSE | 888-363-2287




Gambling Problems


Kansas Responsible Gambling Alliance Treatment is available to problem gamblers, family members and friends who reside in Kansas. 1-800-522-4700 Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) KDADS provides mental health service and support to Kansans, working with 26 community mental health centers across the state. In addition, it oversees addiction and prevention service programs for the State of Kansas.




Business Assistance


Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS) Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS) is an official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified state agricultural mediation program for Kansas. Kansas Farmers Union Kansas Farmers Union is a general farm organization based in McPherson, Kansas. We are a state organization with the National Farmers Union in Washington D.C. Our primary goal is to sustain and strengthen the family farm and ranch structure. Kansas AgrAbility Project The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with limitations. Kansas Business Development Center The Kansas Business Development Center works with Kansas business owners achieve their goals in a complex local, regional, and global marketplace. SCORE SCORE is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.




Food Insecurity


Harvesters Community Food Network A regional food bank serving areas of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 760 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. STEPS From SNAP and WIC to free lunch for kids and seniors, get expert insight and find key resources to help you, a friend, or a loved one become food secure.





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