Winter farm stress

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BISMARCK, N.D. - There are almost 40,000 farm families in North Dakota and Karla Meikle of NDSU Extension says the Winter season can be one of the many stressors of farm life, but not only are the farmers stressing so are the kids.

Besides the economic ups and down farm families have to deal with added uncertainties such as weather and commodity prices. These topics often come up at the dinner table creating even more stress within the home.

NDSU Extension service is doing something to relieve some of that stress by holding a Supporting Farm and Ranch Youth Through Understanding and intervention workshop.

"They're going to talk about everything from the difference between stress and trauma for our youth and on family farms, they're also going to talk about ways that you can recognize depression in our youth, those stressors that may cause depression and anxiety," said NDSU Extension, Karla Meikle.

The workshop is on January 16 from 1 to 4pm at the North Dakota Association of Counties. To register for this event contact the NDSU extension at 701-221-6865.