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Communicating with Farmers Under Stress

This workshop has been developed for people who work with agricultural producers and farm families and want to know more about managing farm-related stress and learn ways to approach and communicate with those in need.

· Adam Kantrovich, PhD from Clemson University Extension discussing the present agricultural market situation with an overview of how this has affected a farm’s financial situation and cash flow also his experiences working with farm families that are under financial distress.


· John Shutske, PhD from Wisconsin University Extension highlighting important factors about communicating with a person under chronic stress


· Andrea Bjornestad, PhD South Dakota State University and Suzanne Pish, MA from Michigan State University will elaborate on the detrimental impact of stress on our body and state of mind, providing information on how to recognize some of the warning signs of depression, self-harm and mental illness.

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