Recent webinars for producers
During the spring and summer of 2021, MBP organized or participated in several webinars that may be of interest to producers.
Mental wellbeing in times of crisis
On August 24, Cynthia Beck, rancher and rural mental health, provider took part in a virtual webinar organized by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association to discuss managing mental wellbeing during the drought and wildfire crisis facing producers across the country. Watch the recording here: http://bit.ly/3sKlZOq
Canadian Cattle Producers Town Hall – drought and wildfire relief
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association along with provincial cattle associations, including MBP, hosted a virtual town hall event on July 19 to discuss the drought and wildfire relief being sought for producers in regions currently experiencing extreme conditions.
A recording of the town hall is available to watch at your convenience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzBQlX4xPw0
MBP Information Session
Manitoba Beef Producers hosted a virtual discussion re: the drought on Tuesday, July 20, with updates from MBP on the situation and the opportunity to share feedback on potential initiatives going forward.
A recording is now available to watch at your convenience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mgu-8Qztro
A Conversation on Many Aspects of the Industry
For many folks being a part of the agriculture sector can bring a sense of personal fulfillment along with the potential for a perfect storm of mental health challenges.
Factors like the weather and market uncertainty can make for sleepless nights. And the ongoing global health pandemic has upended everything we know and forced everyone to adapt to continually evolving sets of health orders.
Against the backdrop of these and other stressors – some of which are and aren’t unique to the cattle industry – Manitoba producers and their families were invited to join in a virtual conversation on fostering mental well-being.
Over the course of the evening (April 21) participants had the opportunity to hear from a dynamic group of leaders within the Canadian cattle industry who shared their personal and professional experiences while offering practical tips in a supportive environment.