In this episode of Just Around the Corner, Dennis Mansfield sits down with Bridgette Readel, a retired DOW AgroSciences employee and champion of mental health in agriculture who now works as an agricultural consultant and coach. Bridgette grew up in a farming family and has seen firsthand both the struggles and victories that farmers face on a daily basis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bridgette noticed a sharp increase in the number of farmers suffering from mental health issues. Less than 2% of the population are farmers, but they feed the rest of the country. During the episode, Bridgette discusses the importance of addressing the mental health needs of farmers and their families. Listen in as Dennis and Bridgette discuss her experiences working in agriculture, and how the landscape has shifted to include more women in the industry. Learn more about Bridgette‘s company, Lilac Lane Media, on their website. Follow her on Twitter at @bmreadel.