It's no secret. Many dairying families are stressed out by current milk prices and zero-margins. To help alleviate some of that mounting stress, Pennsylvania's Center for Dairy Excellence has scheduled a special "Mastering the Dairy Business" conference call for Wednesday, April 8.
During this one-hour, Noon-time session, Dr. Randy Weigel from the University of Wyoming will share tips on how to get through the physical, mental and emotional toll and financial strains. He'll also discuss the warning signs that signal when stress may be taking too great a toll on individuals or on loved ones, partners, friends and/or neighbors.
Weigel is no stranger to farm crisis situations. He helped Mid West farmers develop stress-coping techniques during the farm crisis of the 1980s.
"This conference call is intended to provide information you can use to work through periods of stress and maintain focus on long-term mission and goals," says John Frey, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence. The call is limited to 35 dairy producers. Registration may be anonymous, but is required to participate. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
To register, call the center at 717-346-0849 with name, phone number, e-mail address and the date of the call. Once registered, participants will receive the call-in number and code.
For more details, contact the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or e-mail email@example.com.
Editor's note: Tap into a bit of Weigel's counsel on this Web site by clicking on the "Web Exclusives" tab, then on "Agriculture's Very Personal Nature". You'll also find a wealth of advice at ces.uwyo.edu/LIFE/Personal_Nature_Main.htm.