There are some occupations that stress the human body in a physical way and there are other practices that strain the brain. In a subset of cases, certain jobs are high-stress in both respects. Over time, these lines of work can cause a number of related health problems to arise and eventually hinder a person’s ability to perform the role he or she is assigned to do. This vicious cycle characterizes many occupations in California, but an overlooked one is the farmer. Surprisingly, data show that many of these workers in the field can effectively manage a surplus of stress.