Purdue Extension Program: Communicating with Farmers Under Stress

Purdue Extension-Porter County is offering a free program December 13, 2019, on Communicating with Farmers Under Stress, raising awareness about numerous factors that may cause stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, indecision, or even suicidal thoughts for farmers and their families.  Organizers say one obvious reason for stress is this year’s catastrophic weather events, but also included may be financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, etc.
In this program, participants will:

• Learn stress triggers
• Identify signs of stress
• Review helpful techniques for responding
• Learn where to go for additional help

To register go to: https://tinyurl.com/FarmerStressProgram
Registration/Lunch: Noon
Program: 1 pm – 5 pm, at Cornerstone Community Church in Kouts
First 20 attendees signed up will be sponsored by 1st Source Bank. Thereafter, it is $20 payable at the door.
For further information contact Bryan Overstreet at 219-866-5741.
If you require reasonable accommodations, contact Nikky Witkowski at 219-465-3555.