Julie Jesmer

Julie Jesmer is the program coordinator for the Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP). Her outreach role focuses on connecting, educating, collaborating and organizing people and organizations that share a vision for addressing agricultural stress in all of its complexity. Her widely varied educational and work background gives her a unique perspective that can blend mental health concepts and community development with a backdrop of agricultural awareness. In her administrative capacity for WRASAP, Julie organizes the processes and procedures that help the WRASAP team function and maintain its focus on suicide prevention and improving the mental well-being of farmers, ranchers and farm workers throughout the western region. Julie has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work and a master’s degree in agriculture, specializing in urban agriculture.