Episode 288: Announcing our 2023 Trailblazer Award Recipient

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In this episode, Lori Taylor celebrates the 2023 Trailblazer Award recipient, Marshal Sewell, who works for Bayer Crop Science and is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health for farmers. The episode includes a replay of Marshal’s personal story and highlights the mental health crisis in the farming industry. The conversation emphasizes the need to de-stigmatize mental health in agriculture and amplify Marshal’s work through the Mind Your Melon platform.


The farming industry faces a significant mental health crisis that is often overlooked.
Marshal Sewell’s work in raising awareness of mental health for farmers is commendable.
The Mind Your Melon platform aims to de-stigmatize mental health in agriculture.
More conversations and support are needed to address the mental health challenges faced by farmers.


00:00 Introduction and Trailblazer Award
01:12 Marshal Sewell’s Work in Agriculture
02:09 Mental Health Crisis in the Farming Industry
03:35 Replay of Marshal Sewell’s Personal Story
04:34 Conclusion and Recognition of Marshal Sewell

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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