Stress can be both positive and negative. Good stress, known as eustress, is critical to a healthy existance. Events such as holidays, weddings, births, etc.are usually associated in this category. Negative stress, or distress, if prolonged can lead to many health problems and even death if not managed. Farming can be a very disstressful occupation particularly when factors which are out of producer control are unfavorable (weather, energy costs, etc.). Learning the signs and symptoms of distress and how to manage stress in one´s life is a critical issue for Women in Agriculture.
|2008 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference