Brands And Barbed Wire

Jim Johnson

Brands and Barbed Wire is a beef cattle podcast where Jim Johnson takes you behind the brands and looks through the barbed wire at the most iconic and historic beef cattle ranches in the world. We'll sit down and hear stories from prominent beef cattle operations and visit with the influential people who shaped the industry. So sit back, kick off your boots and prepare to be entertained and astounded as Jim introduces you to those captivating stories rarely, if ever been told. read less


Michele Payn or Cause Matters Discusses Mental Health in Agriculture.
Sep 19 2023
Michele Payn or Cause Matters Discusses Mental Health in Agriculture.
September marks National Suicide Prevention Month.  The farming and ranching Industry leads the world in suicide rates and is nearly double that of other industries, however very little is tracked or discussed here in the United States.  Mental health is a serious issue among farmers and ranchers please take it seriously and don’t be afraid or too proud to talk to someone about it.   Today’s episode of Brands and Barbed Wire provides some practical advice for handling stress, mental wellness and suicide awareness.  Thank you for listening to Brands and Barbed Wire. On today’s episode of Brands and Barbed Wire we get the opportunity to visit with Michele Payn of Cause Matters.  Michele is a passionate advocate for global agriculture and has worked with farmers and ranchers in more than 25 countries, whether it's growing the farm and food conversation, developing an advocacy strategy, or discussing mental health, Michele connects conversations around the food plate.  I hope you enjoy today’s episode and get some very practical information from today’s guest Michele Payn.  You can find more information at Register for the National Farm Safety & Heath “Protecting Your Brain from Stress” webinar at - it’s free and all registrants will receive a link to the recording. Michele’s AgDaily column on stress management is at Agriculture’s Growth Journal, filled with 50 tips and challenge questions, is at Michele’s compilation of mental health resources is at Social links are below, and Linkedin is Thanks to today's sponsor Jorgensen Land and Cattle ,  B.R. Cutrer Ranch, Ranch House Designs and JMAR Genetics