Friday, June 22nd

Feel like you’re in a fog of stress? Farming is truly a stressful occupation.

Farming also ranks as one of the most dangerous industries in the United States, according to the National Safety Council (2017); stress, long hours and physical fatigue contribute to injury.

But there are ways to find and use the throttles that control the flow of hormones and chemicals that fuel chronic stress. “Understanding the science of stress” will be the topic of the upcoming UW-Extension program for area farmers Wednesday March 21, at the Jackson Electric Cooperative.

Dr. John Shutske, UW-Extension Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist, will present the program and discuss the science of stress and how farm families are coping with stress.