‘Good Morning Farmer’ program to run through March
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — University of Maryland Extension educators Jeanette Jeffrey, Dave Myers and Kayla Griffith have developed a new virtual morning program for farmers and farm families, called “Good Morning Farmer!,” featuring speakers from the Extension agricultural community.
According to a news release, the new weekly program encourages farmers and those who work in the agricultural industry to come together virtually every week for one hour.
The program kicked off last month and is set to go through March 31.
The weekly program will feature a different speaker during each session.
Discussion topics will include farm stress reduction, agricultural law, financial management and much more.
Here is a listing of speakers for upcoming programs:
• Jan. 13: “Financial Management,”Speaker: Dorothy Knuckles;
• Jan. 20: “Nutrition,” Speaker: Erin Jewell;
• Jan. 27: “Consumer Misinformation,” Speaker: Kayla Griffith;
• Feb. 3: “Marketing Your Farm,” Speaker: Ginger Myers;
• Feb. 10: “Public Perception of Farmers,” Speaker: Chuck Schuster; and
• Feb. 17: “Winter Blues,” Speaker: Dave Myers.
“Good Morning Farmer! is an opportunity for fellowship and candid discussions about topics that matter to farmers, their families, and businesses,” said Jeffrey, a nutrition and health educator and co-organizer of the program.
With the pandemic and associated stay-at-home orders, stress on the farm communities has been compounded, said Jesse Ketterman, financial educator with the Extension.
“Farmers are isolated to begin with due to the nature of their work, and now they’re even more isolated,” Ketterman said. “Programs like ‘Good Morning, Farmer!’ help them make connections and interact.
For more information and to register for this free program, visit go.umd.edu/GoodMorningFarmer.
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