Communicating with Farmers Under Stress Program set for August 16

farmer in field
Stress seems to be prevalent in the agriculture sector, especially in areas where natural disasters or wildfires have occurred.
August 2, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Stress seems to be prevalent in the agriculture sector, especially in areas where natural disasters or wildfires have occurred.  When temporary stress turns into chronic stress, it can impact physical health and mental wellness.

Nebraska Extension is facilitating a workshop, “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress”, Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., CDT at the Cambridge Community Center, 722 Patterson St. Cambridge, Nebraska. This workshop is designed for individuals who work with farmers and ranchers on a regular basis, such as bank lenders, ag suppliers, insurance agents, healthcare professionals, and anyone involved with the lives of farmers and ranchers.  A lunch will be provided to participants.

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 managing stress in their own lives and teaches how stressors can affect physical health and relationships with family or coworkers.

Register for the free workshop and lunch by calling the Phelps County Extension Office at 308.697.3711 or online at:  go.unl.edu/2022farmstress 

For more information, contact Nebraska Extension Educators Glennis McClure, gmcclure3@unl.edu or Jean Ann Fischer, jfischer6@unl.edu.

This workshop is funded in part by the Nebraska Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network USDA-NIFA-OP--007413

The Communicating with Farmers Under Stress program is provided in partnership with Nebraska Extension and Michigan State University.  Nebraska Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United Sates Department of Agriculture. Nebraska Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.