Farm First is the first Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in the country designed just for farmers. EAPs traditionally provide workers in companies a free and confidential place to turn for help with financial, legal, mental health, family and other issues. Now these same services are available to Vermont farmers!

Why do farmers call?

Farm First assists farmers in addressing any source of stress in their lives. There is no boundary between work and home for a farmer; while an incredibly rewarding vocation, it's also among the most consuming.

We specialize in:

  • Farm personnel issues

  • Substance use

  • Depression or anxiety

  • Legal or financial advice

  • Practical resources such as eldercare, childcare, and housing

  • Relationship or family issues

  • Grief and loss

  • ...and anything else on your mind

Farm First helps you get your mind back on the job. 


We know you're reluctant to leave the farm - sometimes it's almost impossible. You tend to farm and business concerns before just about anything else, so we've created a 24/7 resource center to provide immediate personalized assistance.

With a single phone call, you can reach Farm First’s resource specialists and counselors. We will discuss with you, confidentially and at no cost, the best method to address and resolve your concerns.

This allows you to return to the farm with greater focus and clarity, knowing we're on your side. 

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