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Brenda Freeman

Professor, State Specialist


Dr. Brenda Freeman holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts/Education from Boise State University, an MS degree in Counseling from Emporia State University, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Wyoming. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor with experience in clinical counseling, international student counseling, grief and loss counseling, and program evaluation consultation with American Indian/Alaska Native programs.


B.F.A., Boise State University, 1980
M.S., Emporia State University, 1982
Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1986


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Managing Ranch & Farm Stresses

Working in agriculture is accompanied by managing a variety of stresses on a regular basis. Connecting with others can help us cope with stress and become more resilient.

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Fact Sheets
Agricultural Producer Stress: A Nevada Statewide Study
This survey utilized the Perceived Stress Scale a widely used instrument for measuring perception of stress. It is a measure of the degree to which situations in one's life are considered by the participant to be stressful.
B. Freeman, L. Chichester, A. Osborne, M. Minter, B. Gorsakul 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-22-01
Death by a Thousand Cuts": Agriculture Producer Resiliency in the Western United States Freeman, B., Grocke-Dewey, M. U., Chichester, L., Breeding, K., Stallones, L., & Minter, M. 2023, Journal of Agromedicine, 29(1), 66–79
Perceived stress, stressors, and preferred stress management strategies among western agricultural producers Grocke-Dewey, M., Brennan, A., Freeman, B., Weas, H., Gutheil, J., Stallones, L., & McMoran, D. 2023, Journal of Rural Mental Health, 47(3), 152–162