AMES, Iowa — Farming can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries, unpredictable weather, unpredictable commodity prices, plant pests, livestock diseases and isolation all contribute to farmers’ anxiety.

In response to ongoing stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will offer online “Stress on the Farm: Strategies That Help” programs. Each program is 30 minutes, and offered on the following dates and times:

Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m.

Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m.

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Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 30, 2:30 p.m.

Agribusiness professionals, ag lenders and bankers, veterinarians, vet techs, commodity group members, producers and other concerned individuals can register at no cost for any of these programs at extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/stress-farm. Participants will receive a unique URL prior to the program to access the Zoom-hosted program.