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

impact of 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

Cara Pesek
Communications Director
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources