Nebraska Extension in Cheyenne, Kimball & Banner Counties

Keeping stress levels in check on the farm webinar to be offered by Nebraska Extension

Farmers and ranchers have many stressors in their lives. Weather challenges and disasters like many Nebraskans have recently experienced have led to uncertainty in their crop and livestock operations. Machinery breakdowns, debt loads, volatile markets, sleep deprivation, changing regulations, and the stress of holding onto a multi-generational farm/ranch all play a part of the stress and mental health of a farmer or rancher. Farmers and ranchers know the importance of planning and talking about their financial health to bankers, financial planners, spouses, etc. but might not realize how important it is to spend time on their mental health. 

A free webinar will be offered December 17 via the web for farm and ranch families.  The webinar will take place over the noon hour (12:30 p.m. CST) and can be accessed at go.unl.edu/stresswebinar.  “Keeping stress levels in check” will be presented by Nebraska Extension Educators Glennis McClure and Brandy VanDeWalle starting at 12:30 p.m. (CST). This free webinar is available for farm and ranch families to participate and will provide strategies for dealing with the stress of farming or ranching in today’s difficult economic environment.

Participants will learn: How to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress; understand the role stress plays in our lives; and strategies and resources to manage stress.

For more information, contact Brandy VanDeWalle at brandy.vandewalle@unl.edu or (402)759-3712.   

A separate workshop available to agribusiness professionals and service providers working with farmers and ranchers titled, Communicating with Farmers Under Stress can also be taught face-to-face. For more information on this workshop contact Glennis McClure at gmcclure3@unl.edu or (402) 472-0661.   

 

Kimball Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshop to Highlight the Latest in Ag Finance, Real Estate Succession

Nebraska Extension’s upcoming workshop will provide the latest leasing, real estate and management information to operators, tenants and landowners in Kimball County. 

The Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshop for 2020 and Beyond workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m., at the 4-H Building on the Kimball County Fairgrounds, 499 S. High School St., in Kimball.      

Extension educators Austin Duerfeldt, Jim Jansen and Allan Vyhnalek have collaborated to develop a program that will address agricultural finance and the real estate market, negotiation skills and considerations for leases and strategies for farmland succession and communication.

“Austin, Jim and I have put together an excellent set of topics and have completely rewritten our land management curriculum for this set of workshops,” said Vyhnalek. “We encourage both landowners and farmers to attend to hear about land management in the next decade.

The workshop is free to attend but registration is requested through the office of Nebraska Extension in Kimball, at 308-235-3122

Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshop for 2020 and Beyond: 
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, 9 a.m.-noon
Kimball County Fairgrounds 4-H Building

499 S. High School St.
Kimball, NE 69145
Registration: 308-235-3122

Helpful Publications and Information

Find publications and information on Custom Rates, Yearly, Rate information, Pesticide Safety Education, Chemigation and more.

Cropwatch - Winter Wheat Variety Test Results
Nebraska Farm Custom Rates
Cornhusker Economics - Trends in Nebraska Farmland Values and Rental Rates

Preliminary land values and rental rates are subject to change as additional surveys are returned. Final results from the survey will be published in June 2019 and will be available online via the Nebraska Farm Real Estate website: http://agecon.unl.edu/realestate

Rural Stress and Family Wellness - As one response to the immediate need for attention to stress and suicide prevention in Nebraska, Extension’s Rural Stress and Family Wellness work group has collected resources for farmers and ranchers. You can find the information here.

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