The farm economy of the last few years has been difficult for farm families. The downturn doesn’t just affect the financial and emotional well-being of farm and ranch owners; it affects all family members – including kids.

In response, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is offering a free, three-hour workshop that provides an overview of the stressors unique to growing up on a farm. Supporting Farm Youth through Understanding and Intervention will be offered July 22 in Willmar and again on July 25 in Detroit Lakes. Both sessions run from 9 a.m. until noon.