Event focuses on farming stress

By Herald Staff

With the loss of county farmers due to suicides over the last year, the stress associated with farming has again begun to be discussed in our local towns and communities. Years of often challenging crop returns, agricultural trade disputes and a national pandemic have placed additional stress on many area farm families.

To assist with the issue of farm stress and sound mental health, Purdue Extension and their partners are reaching out to farmers through a farm stress workshop. The workshop will provide the tools to handle stress so that county farmers, their families, and our local communities can better cultivate a productive mindset in the face of stress common to many rural areas.

The “Weathering the Storm in Agriculture” workshop will take place on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds Clover Pavilion at 4157 S. State Road 162, Huntingburg.

The event will instruct attendees on ways to identify stress, to learn what can trigger stress, and to know helpful techniques for responding to stress.

Due to session materials, limited seating, and COVID-19 concerns, pre-registration is required. Masks and social distancing will also be required. No food or drink will be served at this event.

There is no charge to attend, but a reservation with name, phone, and email is required by Dec. 14 to duboisces@purdue.edu or 812-482-1782.

Full details can be found at: https://extension.purdue.edu/article/39098.




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