This article examines the impact of drought on family relationships and how Extension has responded to the needs of farm, ranch, and rural families. Information was based on a literature review and interviews with farmers, ranchers, and professionals working with rural issues. Rural families who experience economic hardships have been found to suffer stress and relationship tensions. However, more research is needed to understand how families cope in drought conditions. Extension has responded to the drought issue using various delivery methods to gather and disseminate information to provide support to farmers, ranchers, and professionals working with rural families.
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Bosch, K. R. (2004). Cooperative Extension Responding to Family Needs in Time of Drought and Water Shortage. The Journal of Extension, 42(4), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss4/6