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Mindfulness and Self Care for Farmers

Mindfulness and Self Care for Farmers
Photo by Nicholai Bernsten on Unsplash

September 30, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM Eastern

Kara Dodson, Farmer, Full Moon Farm in Triplett, NC

This webinar will cover the ways farmers can take care of themselves to protect their physical and emotional health through the seasons. Here, Kara Dodson will review yoga postures, movements, and other forms of bodywork that can help to relieve stress; heal tired, aching muscles and tendons; and restore energy. Dodson will also cover the reasons why self-care should be a priority for all farmers and the ways that taking care of one's body and mind can improve the vitality and viability of life on a farm. 

The webinar will have options to participate in mindfulness and yoga movement exercises for a portion of our time. If you would like to join in these activities you may want to have paper, pen, and a quiet and comfortable space to sit or lie down on the ground.

Powerpoint Slides

Slide Deck for 9.30 Webinar.pdf

Webinar Recording

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Program Sponsors

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2023-49400-40885. For more information about the program, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at or (540) 232-2233. For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at

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