Webinar Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm

Take an important step to understand stress responses and improve your family’s ability to cope during this uncertain time. 

This live webinar will be packed with information about the stressful times being experienced in rural communities.  Jason Haglund, a fifth generation Iowa farmer, counselor and proven leader within the behavioral healthcare field will present practical steps to manage farm stress, support family, and useful resources available that are accessible and affordable (some even for free!). Jason believes engaging in conversations about the emotional impact of compounding disasters provides an opportunity to discover unknown sources of resilience, promotes individual wellness and strengthens community well being. 

Who is better than a farmer to understand and communicate the unique stressors present in farming communities and families and share key thoughts on helping with stress and anxiety?  Participants will learn about the unique stressors present in farming communities and families, normal emotional responses to disasters, and key thoughts on helping with stress and anxiety. There will be opportunity to ask questions anonymously during the webinar and interact with this seasoned professional.  Although registration is required, the Question and Answer section can be set by the participant to be anonymous.

Related: Although the webinar will not be exclusively devoted to stress from COVID-19, Jason Haglund is the Ag and Rural Specialty Coordinator with COVID Recovery Iowa which offers free virtual counseling and assistance for all Iowans affected by COVID-19. Counselors are available 24/7 by video, chat or phone. https://covidrecoveryiowa.org/   or 1-844-775-WARM

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For more information, contact Zach Brummer, Iowa Farm Bureau, Farmer Education Program Manager (zbrummer@ifbf.org).