GFO: Managing stress

by Megan Wright

Harvest season is a stressful time for farmers. Long hours in the field and worrying about the weather and crop condition can put a strain on your mental well-being.

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Grain Farmers of Ontario will be hosting a farmer wellness webinar series to equip farmers with useful tools for stress management, getting better sleep, decreasing anxiety, and to stop worrying.

The first webinar tackling stress management will be held on September 4 at 10 a.m. Participants will learn how to shift from defence to performance, learn brain and body calming techniques, and how to identify the most common stress escalators.

For more information on each webinar and to register, go to

Soils at Guelph is a new outreach initiative of the University of Guelph to connect soil researchers with farmers and consumers from across the province.

Soils at Guelph is hosting a launch party on Thursday, September 19. The event will be held on the University of Guelph campus in the Summerlee Science Complex Atrium from 2 p.m. – 3:30p.m. followed by a tour of the Soil Health Interpretive Centre. There will be a shuttle service to and from the Centre at Elora.

For more information and to register, follow @SoilsAtGuelph on Twitter.