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Workshop aims to tackle mental health issue in agriculture

Post-Bulletin - 11/18/2019

Nov. 18--ZUMBROTA -- The University of Minnesota Extension and Goodhue County Health and Human Services will host a workshop on mental health and farming.

"Rural stress affects everyone: from rural business owners, to farmers and their families," read a statement from the organizers.

The workshop, "Farm Stress. Mental Well-Being. Building Resilience," will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 5, at the VFW in Zumbrota. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.

Topics will include rural stressors and resources available with a goal of promoting, protecting and strengthening the health of individuals, families and communities.

The educational meeting is designed for agricultural producers and professionals who find themselves confronting various challenges as a result of the economic state of agriculture. Livestock and crop producers from all size farms and stages of life are welcome to attend.

To register, visit and fill out the online form. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Goodhue County HHS at or call Jessica Seide at (651) 385-6174 or email her at


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