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Shoshanah Inwood is an Associate Professor and rural sociologist in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. Her integrated research and extension program focuses on community and economic development through food and agriculture, and how farm household dynamics affect the trajectories, priorities, and functioning of agricultural production and food systems. She uses qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how health insurance and childcare affect economic development and quality of life in the farm sector. Shoshanah Inwood, PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources Ohio State University inwood.2@osu.edu

Jesse M. Ketterman teaches finance and health insurance literacy to consumers. Working with farmers, farm families, and agriculture service providers, he teaches farm stress management, succession planning, retirement planning, and resiliency. He is an active member of the Health Insurance Literacy Initiative and author of health insurance and finance curricula and educational materials. Jesse M Ketterman, Jr., PhD, AFC® Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Maryland Extension jketterm@umd.edu

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