May 10, 2021
LSU AgCenter is hosting farm stress and wellness webinars

The Louisiana State University AgCenter will present three webinars in the series, Inspired by Annie’s: Farm Stress and Wellness. The discussions will address stress resiliency of farmers and ranchers in Louisiana, according to Maria Bampasidou, LSU AgCenter Annie’s Project state coordinator and assistant professor of agricultural economics.

Annie’s Project is a national initiative dedicated to providing educational programs designed to strengthen women’s role in their farming operations.

“Understanding stress and its nature, factors influencing stress on the farm and the consequences of farm stress is key for handling stress,” Bampasidou said.

The webinars will cover a variety of topics, from identifying behavioral health,to how to incorporate stress-reducing techniques into your day and nutrition and wellness. These efforts are supported by the Louisiana Natural Resource Conservation Service.

The webinar schedule is as follows:

–May 13 at 1 p.m.: Understanding and Improving the Behavioral Health and Resilience of Farmers presented by Michael R. Rosmann. Register at

–May 25 at 1 p.m.: Finding Meaning in the Active Lifestyle of Farming: A Practical Approach in Physical Activity among Farmers presented by Maria Kosma. Registerat

–June 15 at 1 p.m.: The Mediterranean Diet: Making Small Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle presented by Elizabeth Gollub. Register at

Sessions are open to farmers, family members, extension agentsand anyone who wants to learn more about coping with stress and nutrition.

Registration is free, and the sessions will be held via Microsoft Teams. No account or web camera is needed.

For more information, contactBampasidou at 225-578-2367 or[email protected]. To learn more about Annie’s Project visit , LSU AgCenter Annie’s Project or

Maria Bampasidou, Louisiana State University

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