The University of Missouri Extension will sponsor a March webinar series, “Rural Resiliency: Caring for You and Yours.” The series begins March 2nd and runs 7:30-8:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays during the month of March.

“This webinar is a discussion starter and healthy mindset promoter for dealing with rural behavioral and brain health, communication skills, and relationship enrichment for self, marriage and families, according to Larry Tranel, Psy.D., dairy field specialist and program speaker.

Farm families and those who work with them as consultants or neighbors are encouraged to attend. Local churches or ag businesses are encouraged to host a community site, following CO-VID restrictions, to allow farmers and interested rural associates to come together for group discussion and support.

“Attention to simple, but proven, relationship and mindset tactics can truly elevate our personal and family well-being to better deal with whatever life sends our way,” Tranel adds. The sessions are as follows:

March 2 – Farm Stress Resiliency and Grief
March 9 – Personality Keys When “Married” to Farm Stress
March 16 – Dealing with the Stresses of Men, Women and Children
March 23 – Brain and Behavioral Heath “Hacks” to Mitigate Distress