Explore how to listen for and respond to each other’s different perspectives to deepen the understanding of the issues at hand and help guide decision-making.
Your ability to organize your thoughts and feelings into a clear message and to listen carefully is impacted by your body’s physical reaction to stress. You may find yourself avoiding or withdrawing from conversations with your family, friends, and your ag service providers. UW-Madison Division of Extension provides resources and how-to’s about effectively communicating with others in times of stress.
The ongoing economic conditions in agriculture are taking a toll on farm families and their rural communities. The associated chronic stress is also impacting mental and physical well-being, relationships, and decision-making. Extension helps farmers, families, businesses, and communities remain resilient by learning how to manage stress and use planning tools to make sound decisions and create a road-map for the future.
An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.