Youth are regularly faced with uncertain situations, disappointments and potential mental health challenges. It is important for caring adults in their life to be able to know how to talk to them during these times.
Farm stressors can come from many directions including the agricultural system, farm and family finances, mental and physical health challenges, and relationship difficulties. A healthy response to these challenges involves paying attention to the stressors within all of these areas and determining coping strategies that are useful in each area.
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Effective stress management techniques can help you approach managing your stress in a healthy manner, such as practicing good time management, having realistic expectations, practicing relaxation techniques, or becoming more physically active.
Fact sheet to help recognize symptoms of stress during a farming challenge.
Producers can be quick to adapt and utilize technology, but sometimes need a little nudge in other areas. COVID-19 sometimes feels like one of the areas that agriculture needs a nudge in.
August 06, 2020
SDSU Extension and Moody County Cares invite local South Dakota families and community members to attend a mental health education program on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at the Flandreau Elementary School.
A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis is something that you can sit down and complete during this first month or so of 2020 so that you can set your operation up for success as we move into the more hectic times that spring brings.
December 27, 2019
SDSU Extension will facilitate a “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress” workshop Friday, January 10, at 11:00 AM CST in the Huron Regional Medical Center Auditorium.
SDSU Extension and Pioneer Memorial Hospital Partner to Provide Farm Stress Workshops in Viborg on November 21
November 18, 2019
SDSU Extension is partnering with the Pioneer Memorial Hospital to host two Farm Stress Workshops on Nov. 21 in Viborg at Pioneer Memorial Hospital.
Finding ways to decrease your stress level in a healthy way is important for managing stress in the long-term. This can be done with mindfulness and a variety of tools.
August 06, 2020
SDSU Extension staff will be hosting several forums during Dakotafest 2019 held August 20-22 on the Schlaffman Farm near Mitchell, S.D., (2300 E Spruce Street) inside booth #600.