WEBINAR: Impact of Farming and Ranching Stress for Women 101

WEBINAR: Impact of Farming and Ranching Stress for Women 101


12:00CST - 1:30CST


Cultivating Resiliency for Women in Agriculture

In this session, Shauna Reitmeier and Brenda Mack will define and discuss farming and ranching stress that may be affecting women in agriculture. The presenters will address possible outcomes of excessive worrying and hopelessness. Dealing with stress in healthy and healing ways will be highlighted. Be prepared to ask questions or make comments and the presenters will respond.

The topic for discussion will last approximately 40- 45 minutes and then an interactive Q & A period will utilize the remaining time. All sessions in the series will be recorded and made available after the session for those who could not make the live session or for those who would like to listen again.


Shauna Reitmeier, MSW, has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare and cognitive disabilities fields. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Northwestern Mental Health Center, which serves a comprehensive array of behavioral healthcare services to adults, children and families across six (6) rural and frontier counties of Northwest Minnesota. Her background of growing up on her family’s two-generation farm, working the fields during harvest and experiencing the stressors and joys the agriculture way of life brings has brought awareness and insight to her work within the communities she serves.

Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU). Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Her dad was a third-generation Red River Valley crop farmer and her mom was his partner in marriage for 50 years and helped run their agricultural operations. Brenda has many fond memories and examples of lessons learned from growing up in a farm family, so, it was no surprise when Brenda married Trent who is a fourth generation crop farmer from Crookston, MN.

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