Communicating with Farmers Under Stress

PURPOSE
Numerous factors may cause stress for farmers. Many farmers face financial problems, marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more.
You may know farmers and ranchers who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, indecision or suicidal thoughts. Maybe you find yourself having to deliver difficult news to them. This workshop will help you recognize and respond when you suspect a farmer, rancher, or rural family member might need help.
OBJECTIVES
*Build awareness around potentially stressful conditionsaffecting some farmers and ranchers.
*Learn stress triggers, identify signs of stress, and reviewhelpful techniques for responding.
*Learn techniques for identifying, approaching and workingwith farmers who may not cope with stress effectively.
*Learn where to go for additional help.

Register at: go.unl.edu/stress2020

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