With low commodity prices many farm families are experiencing a lot of financial stress. "It is important for farmers to know that they are not alone and they don't have to try to solve all of the problems alone," said Connie Dykes, Farm Advocate. The Land Stewardship Project is hosting a meeting that will feature a panel of experts who can address what resources, organizations, publications and programs are available to help farm families dealing with financial stress.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 1 to 4:00 pm at Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2nd Av. NE in Rochester. The event is free and open to the public. Panelists include: Jack LaValla of Farm Business Management, Tim Grossman of Merchants Bank in St Charles, Stephen Carpenter of Farmers' Legal Action Group and Connie Dykes with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Farm Advocates program.

After the program there will be time for attendees to sign up for one-on-one conversations with the panelists. RSVP's are appreciated but not required. Contact Karen Stettler at the Land Stewardship Project 507-523-3366. You can also email Karen: stettler@landstewardshipproject.org.