Stress Management & Food Bullying | Michele Payn

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About the Guest

Michele Payn, CSP, connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture – and touching hearts to move minds. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised millions of dollars for 4-H & FFA, and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of three books: Food Bullying, an IPPY gold medal winner; Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner; and No More Food Fights!. 

She also hosts the Food Bullying podcast. Michele’s degrees are in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to less than 10% of professional speakers globally. She resides with her ‘city slicker’ husband and cow-loving daughter on a small farm in central Indiana. She enjoys Registered Holsteins, the MSU Spartans, and making memories with friends around the table. Michele connects farms and food, brains and behavior, at and on social media as @mpaynspeaker.

What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • The problem of stress management and suicide in agriculture.
  • What needs to happen to improve mental wellness in agriculture.
  • A definition of food bullying and its impact.
  • How to overcome the manipulation of food bullying.
  • Michele Payn’s “golden nugget”