Nebraska Regional Food Systems Initiative

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Rural Stress & Wellness

JULY 30, 2020
8:00 AM

Each day, our state's producers are faced with production challenges and market uncertainties. Many of these stress factors have been multiplied by the COVID-19 pandemic. Come learn the early signs of stress and gain resources on stress identification to help your neighbors and community.

With Speakers:

Susan Harris
Nebraska Extension Rural Health, Wellness, & Safety Educator

Holly Hatton-Bowers
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Assistant Professor of Child, Youth, & Family Studies

Vern Jantzen
President of the Nebraska Rural Response Council & Vice President of the Nebraska Farmers Union



• Implement best practices for physical-distancing

• Implement new ways to reach customers

• Increase effectiveness of distribution channels and/or aggregation partnerships

• Help Nebraskans enhance their lives through research-based education

Who Should Connect?

Producers who raise food for human consumption who already, or desire to, sell locally/regionally as well as topic-specific experts as appropriate.

What to Expect

THE CHAT: There will be four components during the hour:

  1. Filter in and enjoy chit chat with a hot or cold beverage

  2. Networking time using virtual break-out rooms

  3. Brief presentation

  4. Q&A and conversation

CHAT FOLLOW UP AND NEXT STEPS: When needed, additional meetings will be hosted and facilitated to continue the conversation between smaller groups. Potential call topics will be gathered during each chat for future events. Resources and notes will be shared via email to those on the call and posted online on this webpage.

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