farm life en Farming, rural living and suicide <p>A 2002 study in the American Journal of Public Health found that men living in rural counties were much more likely to kill themselves than urban men. (Stephen D/Flickr)</p><p>An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek. And while we don’t have great statistics, some of the best numbers available suggest men on the farm today kill themselves nearly twice as often as other men in the general population.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Grant Gerlock 31009 at Farming, rural living and suicide My Farm Roots: Entrusted with a legacy <p>Down a stretch of rural highway and country roads lined with fields, about an hour south of Lincoln, Neb., lies the Dorn family farm. That’s where Nathan Dorn grew up, where his grandfather farmed before him and where his father, uncles and cousin now farm beside him.</p><p>Dorn’s strong ties to the land made the decision to continue the family tradition of farming an easy one. But it also leaves him feeling misunderstood by the average American.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:40:24 +0000 Camille Phillips/Harvest Public Media 6868 at My Farm Roots: Entrusted with a legacy My Farm Roots: From pastime to passion <p></p><p>Aaron Troester’s life both did, and didn’t, turn out exactly the way he planned.</p><p>The 29-year-old farmer in the north-central Nebraska town of O’Neill was pouring honey into jars from bees he keeps when I met him. I soon learned he had a chemistry degree and had planned to go to medical school, but the lure of the land he farms with his father changed his mind.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:26:06 +0000 Hilary Stohs-Krause 6576 at My Farm Roots: From pastime to passion