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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 z.umn.edu/farmingintoughtimeszumbrota and fill out the online form. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Goodhue County HHS at www.co.goodhue.mn.us or call Jessica Seide at (651) 385-6174 or email her at jessica.seide@co.goodhue.mn.us.

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