Balancing Family & Farm: Stress Management Strategies

FBN Network

Dec 29, 2022

This panel was originally presented live at Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, NE.

Mental health on the farm requires attention, focus, destigmatization and effective strategies. What are farmers doing to manage stress and thrive in turbulent times? How do physical fitness and mental well being — and, ultimately, farm performance — connect? Watch this expert panel discussion and walk away with a new personal path forward.

Featured Speakers: 

  • Ashley Machado - MSW PPSC, Mental Health in Agriculture Coach

  • Amanda Nigg - @FarmFitMomma, Farm Fitness Entrepreneur

  • Jessica Groskopf - Extension Educator for Ag Economics at University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Katie Hothem - Co-owner & co-operator of Rockin H Beef and Popcorn, NE Women in Ag

  • Calli Thorne - Co-Owner at Triangle M Ranch & Feedlot, Mental Health Educator

Impact of Mental Health on Ag Operations

  • Does our mental health affect our leadership skills and in what way?

  • Does our mental health affect our ability to be innovative on our operations? 

  • How does that affect our ability to make money and grow our business?

Impact of Physical Health on Mental Health 

  • How does exercise affect and/or benefit our mental health?

  • How long does it take to see the benefits in our mental health from exercise? 

  • What are 2 things we can do physically to lower stress or improve mental health right away?

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FBN Network

Dec 29, 2022