On February 25, 2020, the Saint Cloud Annie’s Project hosted their final class, focusing on stress, mental health, and agricultural safety and health. Annie’s Project is a series of workshops designed to empower farm women to be better business partners. It is a six-week series of risk management education sessions covering the business of farming and ranching as well as decision-making in the complex, dynamic world of agriculture.
In the final class for this group, Megan Schossow presented on how health and safety tie into risk management on the farm. Extension Educator and Director of the Rural Stress Task Force, Emily Wilmes, shared tips and tricks for having tough conversations, practicing self-care, and understanding stress, mental health, and mental illness.