Nearly 75 percent of farmers surveyed said they have been impacted by the opioid epidemic. These pain meds may be in your medicine cabinet or bedstand. “Never did I dream when I started working with Farm Bureau 25 years ago that when was out talking about farm safety and farmer wellness I’d be talking about suicides and addiction,” said Ruth Meirick, who leads the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. “I probably spend the most time in those two areas when discussing farm safety.” Addiction to prescribed opioids can start within three days. While it can be a scary topic, Meirick said the discussion about addiction and mental welness should be normalized. Learn more in the TransFARMation podcast.