Dr. Michael Rosmann, Ag Behavioral Health; Dr. Christine Chasek, University of Nebraska at Kearney.
COVID adds new uncertainties to farming and ranching on top of a five-year economic recession in agriculture. Like the bomb cyclone and flooding that impacted Nebraska last year and into 2020, COVID is largely beyond the control of agricultural producers. Importantly, however, we can control how we behave. Farm and ranch families can develop behavior plans that include: signs of physical and emotional distress, daily behavior practices that nurture one another, looking out for neighbors and loved ones while maintaining physical distance, building a support team that can be contacted when needed, and resources that are available free to Nebraskans. Examples of behavior management tactics and Power Point slides will be shared by Dr. Chasek and Dr. Rosmann.WATCH IN NEW TAB