Take time to laugh and play
When times get tough, farm families tend to work harder — they farm more acreage, add more livestock, start a new enterprise/business, seek an off-farm job or do all of these things. When they do this, they may become exhausted and lose their sense of humor and perspective. It’s important to take time to laugh, to play, and to engage in fun activities or recreation. Fun activities don’t need to be expensive. It can be as simple as getting together with other farm families for a meal, a movie or a rousing game of cards. By getting together with other farm families you are also strengthening your support system. Both things are important during tough times!
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For assistance in making these tough decisions, contact your UW-Extension county agent, your Farm Business and Production Management Instructor in the Technical College or the DATCP Farm Center at (800) 942-2474.
Source: University of Wisconsin