Susan Harris-Broomfield began her career with Nebraska Extension in August of 2016 as an Educator in Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety in Kearney and Franklin counties. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences in Business and a Master of Liberal Studies degree in Health & Human Performance - Gerontology. Current program specialties involve stress and mental wellness education, sleep deprivation education, and all-terrain vehicle safety awareness.
MLS, Fort Hays State University, 2015
BS, University of Nebraska - Kearney, 1988
icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions
Sleep Tips and Tricks, Holidays and (Mental) Health, December 2019
icon-business-chartResearch & Grants
Nebraska ATV & Farm Safety, Monsanto Co, September 2017
ATV AWARE: AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE, UNMC-Univ of Ne-Medical Center
Nebraska AgrAbility 2018-2022, Dept of Agriculture-NIFA, September 2018
Wellness in Tough Times, eXtension Foundation, June 2019
CDP Wellness in Tough Times, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
PKF Wellness in Tough Times, Peter Kiewit Foundation , July 2019
Stress Mgmt for Farmer Safety, CHS Inc, November 2019
Our Stress and Communicating with Those Who Are Stressing, Annie's Project, Norfolk, Nebraska
Stress has become a fact of life for farm families. This summer there's added stress in Scotts Bluff (Nebr) and Goshen (Wyo) counties as growers face losing their irrigation resource. Resources are available to help farm families address problems caused by stress.
The unexpected death of a loved one to suicide is an intensely traumatic event. If you're facing this loss, trained volunteers serving on Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Teams are available to aid your recovery.
Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at 12 sites this year for teens 14-15 years of age who want to work on a farm other than their family's. The training is required by law.
Agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic illness, their families, and professional staff are invited to the national conference, the foremost educational event in the nation addressing disabilities in agriculture. Applications for travel stipends for the conference are due by Feb. 7.