Nebraska Extension, UNMC to host discussion on impact of pandemic-related stress on farmers and ranchers

 COVID-related stress on agriculture
May 22, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Rural Health Initiative will host a discussion about the impact of COVID-related stress on farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture.

The discussion, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on May 26, will feature a panel discussion with three mental health experts from across Nebraska, followed by a Q&A session. The event will be live-streamed on the Nebraska Extension Facebook page.

The event will be hosted by Nikki Carritt, director of Rural Health Initiatives at UNMC and will feature the following panelists:

  • Cate Jones-Hazledine, licensed psychologist and owner of Western Nebraska Behavioral Health in Rushville, co-director of Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, Panhandle
  • Glennis McClure, Extension educator, Farm and Ranch Management Analytics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Tara Wilson, associate professor of counseling at Chadron State College, and Co-Director, Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, Panhandle

To RSVP or learn more, visit the Nebraska Extension Facebook Page, The livestream will be available at

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