Weathering the Storm in Agriculture: How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset.

If you recognize a gardener or producer who is struggling with the stress of everyday challenges, find out how you can help them by attending the upcoming workshop. 

Being an entrepreneur and producer can be stressful. Challenges with weather, pests, droughts, time, and finances are all issues that gardeners and producers deal with daily and over which they may have little control. Developed by Michigan State University Extension, Weathering the Storm in Agriculture focuses on helping producers, gardeners, and their allies understand the effects of stress on the mind and body and how to manage it effectively during difficult times.

The University of Missouri Extension Farm and Ranch Stress team is comprised of educators from multiple disciplines who understand and support the growing community. It provides an overview of the stressors experienced by gardeners, producers, farmers, and their families and shares best practices for connecting them with local, state, and national resources.

  • To recognize the signs of stress in the body, mind, and behavior.
  • To understand the root causes of stress or common stressors for farmers and their families.
  • How stress affects the body.
  • Practical coping skills and three strategies for managing stress.
  • Helpful local and state resources.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Gardeners and producers 
  • Family members 
  • Concerned citizens
  • Community allies and friends
  • Community garden clubs

Cost: Free

Contact: Matthew Pezold, pezoldma@missouri.edu, 816-701-9111