Communication Programs

Here is a Sampling of Available Programs and Resources from UW-Extension on Communicating During Times of Stress

 

Communicating with Farmers under Stress

Extension can offer a program (in 30, 60, and 180 minute formats) for agricultural service providers and rural community leaders to build awareness around the signs of stress, the conditions affecting farmers, and how to refer those under extreme stress to the proper resources.

Contact: Melissa melissa.kono@wisc.edu or Nancy Vance, nancy.vance@wisc.edu,  Clark County UW-Extension

Talking with your Family about Financial Difficulties

This comprehensive website contains resources that help people make sound financial choices in tough times and is specific to personal family finance. It is designed to share proven resources used and/or developed by UW-Madison Division of Extension Financial Education professionals. All materials are free for personal use.

Contact: Peggy Olive Financial Capability Specialist, polive@wisc.edu

Farming After Dark

Extension can help facilitate an opportunity for farmers and spouses to de-stress for a few hours off the farm through fellowship, relationship and fun, while promoting the local agriculture industry. In a typical program, participants sample local agricultural fare while making new connections and relaxing in a neighborly environment.

Contact: Lori Wick, Lafayette County UW Extension, lori.wick@wisc.edu

Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times

Extension educators can offer a presentation for agribusiness professionals and agency staff to help them better support farmers in challenging times.

Contact: Tina Kohlman, Fond du Lac County UW Extension, tina.kohlman@wisc.edu.