Rural Health

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Webinar attendees will learn how to ask open-ended questions to recognize someone’s stress levels, and how to improve their awareness of warning signs of suicide and provide available resources to support someone in need.

Nebraska Extension Webinars to Cover Stress Recognition, Management for Ag Producers and Professionals

October 26, 2023
The “Mending the Stress Fence” webinars will build awareness of the signs and symptoms of stress in rural communities and cover the eight dimensions of wellness.

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'Mending the Stress Fence' Virtual Programs Set for Aug. 29 and Sept. 5

August 25, 2023
The upcoming webinars will provide information on identifying common stressors, recognizing stress symptoms, and managing stress.

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Visit Nebraska Women in Ag for more resources and educational opportunities to enhance your management skills for careers in the ag industry. (Erin Ehnle Brown/realagstock)

Finding Balance: Nebraska Women in Agriculture Webinar

August 18, 2023
Three Nebraska producers discuss challenges they face both in and outside the workplace in this conversational webinar, presented by the Center for Ag Profitability and Nebraska Women in Ag.

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Because of their high center of gravity, tractors are more susceptible to rolling or turning over. Always hitch loads at the drawbar, never higher. Use front weights to increase tractor stability.

Older Tractors Still a Danger in Agriculture

June 23, 2023
Tractor overturns are the leading cause of fatal injuries on U.S. farms, resulting in an average of about 130 deaths each year.

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Find more information and resources about mental health and wellness on Nebraska Extension's Rural Wellness site.

Mending the Stress Fence

June 22, 2023
Learn how to better identify common stressors, recognize stress symptoms and manage stress.

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Simple things like spending time with your pet or listening to your favorite music can help reduce stress and improve your overall health. For more help coping with difficult times, see these Stress Resources.

Keeping Stress in Check: 10 Strategies and Tools

May 18, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Glennis McClure shares examples of strategies that may help producers cope during stressful times.

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Extension Offering QPR Crisis Recognition Training

May 5, 2023
The 90-minute training session will be held online via Zoom and is free to attend.

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Mental Health Consultant Ashley Machado will share insights on seasonal depression and strategies to help improve one's mental health in a Nov. 30 virtual program.

Women in Ag Program to Host ‘Fighting Winter Blues’ Course

November 3, 2022
Mental Health Consultant Ashley Machado will share insights on mental health issues and strategies to work through symptoms of seasonal depression and anxiety.

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