The farm stress response is REAL! Acute stress can throw us into a tizzy or creates a sense of panic or fear. These times also make thinking through what to do and how to act very difficult in the moment. This article has two parts. First, why does that happen? And, second, using that information, what can we do, especially when you need to make complex daily decisions as a result of the farm we operate, the business we own, the work we’re employed in, or our role as a parent or caregiver.