SDSU Extension is hosting two different workshops on May 23 to help agricultural professionals recognize and cope with stress, both in themselves and in others. The workshops will be hosted in Lemmon, Mitchell, Watertown, and Winner. Details of the workshops are featured below, and attached is a pdf of wallet cards that can be downloaded for use.Two wallet cards on suicide prevention from SAMHSA_000025
Workshop 1 – Communicating with Farmers Under Stress (for agriculture professionals)
You may know farmers who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, indecision, or suicidal thoughts brought on by financial problems, market uncertainties, and other challenges. This workshop will help you recognize and respond when you suspect a farmer or farm family member might need help. The workshop is $30, and includes lunch.

Workshop 2 – Weathering the Storm (for farmers, ranchers, and their families)
Farming and ranching is stressful, and we know that numerous factors may cause stress for you and your families. This 1.5 hour workshop is designed to help you and your family understand the signs and symptoms of chronic stress, and how to handle stress for a more productive mindset on the farm. The workshop is free, and includes an evening meal. We encourage you to bring your families, so SDSU Extension 4-H Team Members will be on site to provide youth programming.
If an organization is interested in having SDSU Extension conduct an on-site workshop, interested parties can contact Dr. Krista Ehlert, krista.ehlert@sdstate.edu.
For more information and to register for May 23rd: https://extension.sdstate.edu/event/farm-stress-workshops.

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