College - Author 1

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Department - Author 1

Agricultural Education and Communication Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Agricultural Communication



Primary Advisor

Megan Silcott, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Education and Communication Department


To develop a poster for farmer and rancher suicide awareness, the author first researched general suicide prevention and awareness posters to see analyze successful examples and to get ideas for potential themes, colors, and content. The ideas generated in this process needed to be methodically applied to make the content relevant and relatable for those in the agricultural industry. In this process, the author chose to incorporate a word cloud filled with words that represent agricultural issues and influence farmer and rancher suicide. The phrase “Suicide does not solve agricultural issues,” was chosen to use as the title at the top of the poster. This phrase is relevant when distributed through agricultural organizations because those organizations are responsible for working with farmers and ranchers to develop solutions for agricultural issues, including the issues listed in the word cloud.