Workshops will focus on stress management for farmers, ranchers

Stress levels continue to climb in agriculture: Several years of low commodity prices, slipping farmland values and potential trade disruptions take a toll not only on balance sheets but farmers’ wellbeing.

To help farmers, family members and others manage stress, K-State Research and Extension is hosting two one-day workshops in Manhattan and Dodge City.

North Dakota State University extension specialist Sean Brotherson will present “Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins” on Sept. 20, Brotherson’s presentation will be at the Western State Bank Expo Center, 11333 US-283, in Dodge City. He will address what to watch for and how to manage.

Brotherson will repeat his presentation on Sept. 21 in Manhattan at Kansas Farm Bureau, 2627 KFB Plaza.

All are welcome, including farm family members, businesses, and anyone who wants to learn about managing stress.

Each workshop day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $20, which covers meals and materials. Online registration is available at