September and October 2019 Programs:



Previous meetings -

2nd Wednesday - every month

May is Mental Health Month
Focus on Farm Stress

If you feeling the weight of farming more recently then normal? You are not alone - dairy market, the planting push, hay season starting up - farming can be stressful. If you are feeling overwhelmed, reach out, call someone - 

Chronic stress can lead to anxiety and depression. Check for the signs and symptoms:

Last year in our 2019 planning meeting the group all agreed on the need for Mental Stress resources.
We are partnering with Upper Midwest Ag to provide a Farm Stress series this month. In honor of Mental Health Month of May.

The first of the series includes a webinar, that you can watch from ANYWHERE - even the comfort of your tractor cab.

WEBINAR: Suicide and the agriculture way of life: What you need to know

Friday, May 10
12:00 – 1:00pm CDT

Register here

The campaign begins April 29, 2019 and runs through May 26.
Topics include:
Week 1: Science of Stress and Suicide Risk
Week 2: Referral Resources
Week 3. Coping with Substance Abuse/Opioids
Week 4: Cultivating Resiliency
Week 5: Break the Stigma

Check back weekly for more information!





ALL May - Farm Stress Management
See MO Ruralist publication about this topic by clicking here
June 12th - Celebrate Dairy Month - Public outreach
July - Holstein Field Day







2018 Schedule

Second Wednesday every month - Complimentary programs repeated for the SW and SCMO Women in Dairy groups

Women In Dairy - Visiting the Foster Dairy to learn about Robotics in Dairy




Taking time to balance your ration

MU Extension Nutritionist, Stephanie Johnson, discussed how your diet can relate to inflammation and impact your mood. In addition to sharing research based information on the best way to fuel your family's body, we will also will share samples of recommended recipes over lunch.

February 14th:
ABC's of USDA programs

Do you get confused by all the acronyms when you walk through the USDA door? 
Join us at this meeting where you can learn all the "alphabet soup" of USDA offerings

Greene Co. Extension office
2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807



Visit us at the Heart of America Dairy Expo Friday, 19Jan @ 11am
How to have a SUCCESSFUL social media presence

Presented by Sami Jo Freeman, Communications splst for MO dpmt of Agriculture

Addtitional recommended reading:


What a great time - Wreath Making!


2017 Dairy Science meetings

Click to download the poster pdf

WID - In the News

Dairy Farmer carries on family tradition
Only 1% of nation's dairy farms are run by women

Dairy farmer carries on family tradition

Only 1 percent of nation’s dairy farms are run by women

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Gunters adapt dairy farm until the cows come home
Webster County family defies dairy trends and expands.