• Stress Management Seminars for Farmers

    April 19, April 26 and May 3

    New York Farm Bureau, along with NY FarmNet, is hosting three stress management seminars for farmers. The free seminars will help participants recognize and manage stress for farmers, farm families and agriservice providers. The first event will take place on Thurs., April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Jordan Hall at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, located at 630 W. North St., Geneva. This event is being held in conjunction with NYS Agricultural Mediation Program, NY Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, and the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, of which Senator Pam Helming is Senate Chair. 

    The seminar will include presentations on how to manage both personal and financial stress in the agricultural community, as well as a roundtable with NY FarmNet, NYS Agricultural Mediation Program, and the NY Center for Agriculture Medicine and Health. The program will include lunch for those who register at http://bit.ly/FarmStress419.   

    The second seminar will be held Thursday, April 26 at the Lakewood Fire Department Training Ground at 116 Pleasantview Avenue in Lakewood in Cattaraugus County. It will also run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m. Lunch will be provided to those who register at http://bit.ly/FarmStress426. In addition to the other parties previously mentioned, Senator Catharine Young is hosting this event in her district.

    Finally, on Thursday, May 3, Senator Patty Ritchie will co-host the third seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in her district at North Harbor Dairy/Old McDonald's Farm at 14369 County Road 145 in Sackets Harbor. Lunch will be provided to those who rsvp at http://bit.ly/FarmStress503

    For more information, please call New York Farm Bureau at 518-436-8495.