Nebraska Extension Webinars to Cover Stress Recognition, Management for Ag Producers and Professionals
Nebraska Extension’s Rural Wellness team will host two webinars focused on identifying and managing stress for farmers, ranchers and professionals who work with agricultural producers, at 12:15 p.m. Central time, on Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Nov. 29.
“Mending the Stress Fence” will build awareness of the signs and symptoms of stress in rural communities and cover the eight dimensions of wellness. Attendees will learn how to ask open-ended questions to recognize someone’s stress levels. The webinars will also teach participants how to improve their awareness of warning signs of suicide and provide available resources to support someone in need.
The presentations are geared toward agricultural producers, business owners, managers and other agricultural industry professionals.
“At times, stress seems to be even more prevalent in rural communities, which can affect our overall health and make us more prone to accidents,” said Glennis McClure, an educator with Nebraska Extension’s Rural Wellness team. “It’s important that we learn how to manage our own stress levels and identify signs and symptoms of stress in others so that we can best manage during hectic times.”
Nebraska Extension’s Rural Wellness team focuses on identifying effective strategies and resources to reduce family stress and promote wellness in rural communities. The team’s charge is to share resources and identify ways to collaborate and enact positive change in rural communities — particularly communities adversely impacted by stress.
The webinars are free, but registration is required for either date. Register online.