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Webinar: Communicating with Farmers Under Stress

For those working with farmers and ranchers.

Date: Time: 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Contact: Glennis McClure, gmcclure3@unl.edu
Stress seems to be prevalent in the agriculture sector, with even more concerns arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many farmers and ranchers are facing financial strains, marketing uncertainties, along with regular challenges such as production risks and farm transfer issues, and more. When temporary stress turns into chronic stress, it can impact health and mental wellness.

Nebraska Extension, in partnership with Michigan State Extension’s “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress” curriculum, will present an online webinar over the lunch hour, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., for individuals who work with farmers and ranchers on a regular basis, such as bank lenders, ag suppliers, educators and consultants, healthcare professionals, and anyone involved with the lives of farmers and ranchers.

This no fee workshop requires pre-registration at: go.unl.edu/stress2020

Workshop Objectives include:

* Build awareness around potentially stressful conditions affecting some farmers and ranchers.

* Learn stress triggers, identify signs of stress, and review helpful techniques for responding.

* Learn techniques for identifying, approaching, and working with farmers who may not cope with stress effectively.

* Learn where to find additional help.

In addition to being helpful for working with farmers and ranchers, the workshop educates participants about stress in their own lives and how it can affect physical health and relationships with family or coworkers.

Please join us on July 15!

For more information, contact UNL Extension Educators: Glennis McClure, gmcclure3@unl.edu or Susan Harris, susan.harris@unl.edu

https://unl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwudOCgrj0jEtxOLFVVZp3AopZkWFP6UJTK

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This event originated in Farm and Ranch Management.