• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis line services and counseling support call 211 or 701-235-7335


  • Mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • Telehealth and in-person counseling options
  • Call 701-404-0997




  • A credit counselor works with clients to analyze profitability of the farm or ranch operations.
  • Mediators work with disputing parties to explore issues and arrive at the best possible outcome. All parties are given the opportunity to be heard.
  • Credit counselors assist with developing options and considering alternative plans.


  • Courses are available statewide
  • Strategic decision making for family and business
Participants will:
  • Learn to develop cash flow projections, balance sheets, and business analysis
  • Improve record keeping systems
  • Understand financial strengths and weaknesses





Do the stresses of agriculture often overwhelm your thoughts or do you feel like there is no way out of your operational and financial challenges?

If yes, contact the Crisis Line Services and Counseling immediately  at 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1

Are you struggling with credit matters or resolving disputes?

If yes, contact North Dakota Mediation Service at 701-328-4158

Are you interested in taking courses focused on economic and financial management for farm and ranch businesses?

If yes, contact NDCTE Farm Management at 701-328-3162

Are you interested in attending a wellness or farm management workshop?

If yes, contact NDSU Extension at 701-231-6143




Betty Schneider, NDMS Coordinator

North Dakota Mediation Service (NDMS) was established to help financially distressed farmers and ranchers by providing assistance in credit and financial matters and resolving disputes.

Phone: 701-328-4158 or 844-642-4752

Email: ndms@nd.gov

Web: www.nd.gov/ndda/frsan



Craig Kleven, Agriculture Education Supervisor

North Dakota Career and Technical Education is dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportu-nities in economic and financial management for persons involved in the farming and ranching operation.

Phone: 701-328-3162

Email: crkleven@nd.gov

Web: www.ndfarmmanagement.com



Sean Brotherson, Professor & Extension Family Science Specialist

NDSU Extension empowers North Dakotans to improve their lives, relationships, businesses and communities through education and outreach.

Phone: 701-231-6143

Email: sean.brotherson@ndsu.edu

Web: www.ndsu.edu/agriculture


This work is supported by a Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.