Ag producers’ stress management is focus of workshops in Dodge City, Manhattan

North Dakota State University specialist will address what to watch for, how to manage


GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Stress levels continue to climb in agriculture: Several years of low commodity prices, slipping farmland values and potential trade disruptions take a toll not only on balance sheets but farmers’ wellbeing.


To help farmers, family members and others manage stress, K-State Research and Extension is hosting two one-day workshops in Dodge City and Manhattan.


North Dakota State University extension specialist Sean Brotherson will present “Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins” on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Western State Bank Expo Center, 11333 US-283, in Dodge City. Lunch will be provided.


The next day, Friday, Sept. 21, Brotherson will present the workshop in Manhattan at Kansas Farm Bureau, 2627 KFB Plaza. Lunch will be provided.


“You don’t have to be a farmer to benefit from this workshop,” said Debra Bolton, K-State human ecology extension specialist based in Garden City. “All are welcome, including farm family members, businesses, extension agents and anyone who wants to learn about managing stress.”


Each workshop day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $20, which covers meals and materials.


Online registration is available.


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