(Juneau) While families everywhere can face challenges from day to day, the Dodge County UW Extension office recognizes that farm families have unique risks and experiences related to the farming way of life. Farming is a high-risk occupation, physically and financially with things like weather, market forces, and unexpected losses taking a toll on the farm and the family. In an effort to help build resilient farming families in Dodge County, the University of Wisconsin Extension office is hosting a Farm and Family – Building Relationships to Reduce Stress event. Parents, children, and even grandparents are invited to attend.
Extension Educator, Marie Witzel will discuss the unique stresses on farm youth, peer and social connections, and the effects of parental stress upon the youth and Extension Educator, Pattie Carroll will offer up an engaging and interactive way to discuss the impact of stress on the farm family.
Area farm families are welcome to come enjoy an evening of family time, fun, food, and education at the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau, on Thursday February 13th. Activities start at 6:30pm with a dinner being sponsored by the Dodge County Dairy Promotion Committee. There is no fee for the event, but space is limited. Those looking to reserve their spot should call the Extension Dodge County office at 920-386-3790.