[WEBINAR]: Virtual Boots in the Barn Offered for Dairy Women

[WEBINAR]: Virtual Boots in the Barn Offered for Dairy Women


12:00pm - 1:15pm

On Jan. 29, Emily Krekelberg, farm safety and health extension educator at the University of Minnesota, will present “A Better Farm Starts with a Better You.” With low commodity prices, high debt loads and challenging weather in recent years, farm families are experiencing a high amount of stress. The COVID-19 pandemic added an unprecedented set of circumstances to already stressful conditions on many farms. Some days, it can seem impossible to stay above it all. Krekelberg will interact with the group about wellness, self-care and strategies to help yourself and others cope with stress.

There is no fee for this program; however, registration is required.

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The program is also sponsored by a Professional Dairy Producers Foundation educational grant.

“We’ve had great success with programs designed specifically for women,” said Jenn Bentley, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Women often prefer to learn in small groups and with hands-on opportunities. They like to ask lots of questions of presenters without feeling intimidated, so programs designed for women alone are very effective.”

For more information on Boots in the Barn, contact Bentley at jbentley@iastate.edu or 563-382-2949.