Agribusiness professionals and farmers are diving deeper into conflict resolution and tough conversations in a three-hour workshop series sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. University of Minnesota Extension Educator Denise Stromme told attendees at the Thief River Falls workshop conflict resolution isn’t a 12-step program. It’s really about connecting with others, meeting people where they’re at. “It’s to be able to understand even though we may have tough information to share, we can share it in a way beneficial for the people hearing this also for the people giving the information.” Stromme also said conflict isn’t necessarily a bad thing. “You can have positive outcomes from conflict.” Three more workshops will be held in southern Minnesota the week of July 8.
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