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Rural resiliency in times of ambiguity

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Date

Add to Calendar 2023-03-28 12:00:00 2023-03-28 13:00:00 Rural resiliency in times of ambiguity Building resilience is a proven strategy when facing adversity, but what if that adversity isn’t as clear-cut as something like a death, a sale or a financial change? Join us to learn more about building resilience in times when our loss, grief and stress may feel unclear or unending. Emily and Jenifer will introduce the theory of ambiguous loss and its applications to agriculture, as well as share resilience strategies to keep you moving forward in the face of the unknown and uncontrollable. Presenters Emily Krekelberg, Extension farm safety and health educator, grew up on her family’s dairy farm near Le Sueur, Minnesota. Her farm safety and health programming focuses on grain bin safety, livestock safety and farmer mental health. Jenifer K. McGuire is an Extension specialist and professor of family social science. Her research focuses on the health and wellbeing of transgender youth, specifically how social contexts like schools and families influence the wellbeing of trans and gender non-conforming young people. America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

Webinar

Contact

Jenifer McGuire, Extension specialist
jmcguire@umn.edu

Building resilience is a proven strategy when facing adversity, but what if that adversity isn’t as clear-cut as something like a death, a sale or a financial change?

Join us to learn more about building resilience in times when our loss, grief and stress may feel unclear or unending. Emily and Jenifer will introduce the theory of ambiguous loss and its applications to agriculture, as well as share resilience strategies to keep you moving forward in the face of the unknown and uncontrollable.

Presenters

Emily Krekelberg, Extension farm safety and health educator, grew up on her family’s dairy farm near Le Sueur, Minnesota. Her farm safety and health programming focuses on grain bin safety, livestock safety and farmer mental health.

Jenifer K. McGuire is an Extension specialist and professor of family social science. Her research focuses on the health and wellbeing of transgender youth, specifically how social contexts like schools and families influence the wellbeing of trans and gender non-conforming young people.

Audience

Rural communities, farm families, agriculture economists and anyone with an interest in food security

Cost

Free

Registration

Registration is required. The webinar will take place on Zoom. 

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Julie Larson at larso143@umn.edu two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

The UMN Wellbeing Program through the Office of Human Resources is offering 200 wellbeing points per webinar for employees and spouses covered by the University's medical insurance.

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