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Workshop: Navigating Conflict and Tough Conversations
Minnesota Ag Connection - 06/24/2019

Stressful times in agriculture can trigger bad news and difficult conversations. Fortunately, these situations don't have to be uncomfortable or unproductive. Learn ways to prepare yourself for smoother interactions that will lead to better outcomes for everyone.

This free, 3-hour workshop offers strategies and tips you can use to bring your best self forward to the tough talks ahead, and precautions to keep yourself safe in highly charged situations.

People who should consider attending include lenders, mediators, agency staff, clergy, educators, farmers, veterinarians, social service providers, and other agricultural advisors and businesspeople.

All sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon. There are three upcoming sessions planned:

- July 8, Marshall, Southwest Minnesota State University

- July 9, Faribault, South Central College

- July 10, St. Cloud, Saint Cloud Technical & Community College

Full details and registration are available at

Denise Stromme, M.A. is a University of Minnesota Extension educator in the Center for Community Vitality. She has more than 35 years of experience helping adults develop the skills, connections, and confidence they need to realize their goals. Born and raised in Detroit Lakes, Denise has degrees in Education and Intercultural Management which have led her to live and work across the U.S. and abroad. Local law enforcement will teach the personal safety portion of the workshop.

This workshop is supported by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2018-38640-28416 through the North Central Region SARE program under project number ENC18-170. Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event please contact Stephen Moser at 651-201-6012 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711 as soon as possible.

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