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Sheldon Kennedy speaks on mental health and agriculture

Mental health in the ag industry was the focus of discussion Wednesday as the Grain Expo Conference welcomed Sheldon Kennedy. 

The former NHLer and advocate for abuse survivors was invited by Agribition to speak to grain farmers on the challenges and impacts of mental health and addictions issues. 

His message was particularly relatable to the farming audience, as Kennedy grew up on a dairy farm and has now returned to farming at Lucky Lake, in addition to his advocacy work.

Perhaps it was for that reason that he admitted being “very nervous” before speaking to the group of grain farmers — even though he’s spoken on issues of mental health and abuse in front of many audiences for 30 years.

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