Women In Agriculture

Effective Communication Skills & Strategies To Reduce Stress On The Farm

PA Farm Link is hosting a 3-part webinar series that will all take place at 11am EST via Zoom. All registrants will receive a folder packed with resources and information at the conclusion of the webinars. All meetings will be recorded. For more information, please contact PA Farm Link at farmland@pafarmlink.org or 717-705-2121.

June 21, 2022: Financial Stress On The Farm

Featuring Heather Weeks from AgChoice Farm Credit
Registration deadline: June 18

Heather Weeks

Heather Weeks is a senior ag business with AgChoice. Heather grew up in New Hampshire on her family’s dairy farm. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in dairy science and M.S. degree in agricultural and applied economics.

Heather will assist participants with better understanding the financial well-being of their farm operation along with discussing risk management options such as crop insurance options.

July 12, 2022: Dealing with Stress on the Farm

Featuring Jennifer Schwytzer from NY FarmNet
Registration deadline: July 8

Jennifer Schwytzer

Born and raised in Upstate NY where I continue to live with my husband. Graduated with Honors from SUNY Brockport and Nazareth College with a Masters in Social Work and have been working in the field for over 15 years. My early experience centered around medical social work with a recent switch to my current role as a Mental Health Therapist. In addition, I work part time for Cornell University NY FarmNet as a Family Consultant working with farm families in New York State. I recently obtained my certification in Life Coaching and launched my private business KINDfulness Coaching working with professional women to reduce symptoms of burnout and manage anxiety.

August 23, 2022: Communicating with Family on the Farm

Featuring Jess Peters, a dairy farmer from NW Pennsylvania
Registration deadline: August 19

Jess Peters

Jess Peters is a dairy farmer from Pennsylvania where she and her family own and operate a registered herd of Jersey cows on Spruce Row Farm. Farming has always been her passion and has led her to lots of other experiences and opportunities. After graduating from Penn State University, she spent two years working and managing dairy farms in New Zealand. Now, having been home for over ten years, she has become an online advocate for agriculture and mental health within the agricultural community.

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This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28588