Unwind and Enjoy an Off-Farm Experience with Other Farm Couples
In response to high levels of both personal and financial farm stress, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team is offering three “Farm Couple Getaways” across Iowa, with one location in Northwest Iowa. The program is for farm couples wanting to take advantage of activities to improve farm family communication, work on farm or family goalsetting or farm transitioning, or who would just like a weekend away to discuss farm and family issues as a couple.
The local getaway will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, at Lakeshore Center at Okoboji, 1864 HWY 86, Milford. The “getaway” will run from 12:30 p.m. on Friday to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday. There is no cost to attend, as food, lodging and other expenses are being paid for by sponsorships; however, there is a $50 per couple deposit to hold each reservation, refundable on the second day of the getaway.
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Explore ways to manage the day-to-day stresses of rural life
Rural residents and those who associate with them are encouraged to partake in a webinar series called “Rural Resiliency: Caring for You and Yours,” from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 2, 9, 16, and 23.
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The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, December 16 from 12 noon to 1 pm. This program “Farm Family Stress and Grief” features a presentation by Dr. Larry Tranel, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist.
Dr. Tranel will discuss the factors contribution to farm family stress and how families deal with grief.
Producers, dairy consultants and industry representatives can attend the webinar at:
No registration is required and there is no fee.
For more information contact the Iowa Extension Dairy Field Specialist in your area:
Region 2 – Jennifer Bentley- email: email@example.com phone: 563.382.2949
Region 3 – Larry Tranel- email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 563.583.6496
Region 1 – Fred M. Hall- email: email@example.com phone: 712.737.4230
In response to high levels of both personal and financial farm stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a Farm Couple Getaway Feb. 21-22 at the Lakeshore Center at Okoboji in Milford.
The program is designed for farm couples who want to improve farm family communication, set goals for the family and farm, work through farm succession or just spend the weekend off the farm discussing and working on their farm family issues.
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Uncontrollable factors, such as unpredictable weather, untimely equipment breakdowns, and the dairy market, cause stress for dairy farm families. This stress is a physical response to perceived threats to the family’s well-being. Since our brains do not recognize the difference between psychological or physical threats, our bodies compound the results of fatigue, injuries, feed wagon breakdowns and a milk check that doesn’t cover all the bills.
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To help dairy farmers deal with stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosted a series of three webinars that discuss how to recognize the signs of stress, how to deal with dairy farm families experiencing stress, analyzing a dairy for profits, the profitability of various dairy systems and what FINBIN says about production costs. The webinars were held on July 10, 17 and 24.
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Farming is one of the most stressful occupations in the U.S. This stress can affect decision making during challenging times, particularly for dairy farmers as they are experiencing extended low milk prices. Mark your calendar for noon on Tuesday, July 10 and join Dr. Larry Tranel, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist and psychologist, along with Dr. John Shutske, Extension Specialist, University of Wisconsin, as they focus on the mental health element of dairy farm stress. Learn how stress affects our health and decision-making process as dairy farmers, and ways to recognize stress.
The webinar is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, University of Illinois Extension, and University of Wisconsin Extension. If you’d like to join the webinar, log onto https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/isuedairy , or in Northwest Iowa contact Fred M. Hall at 712.737.4230if for more information.