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Maria Pippidis is co-leader of the New Technologies in Agriculture Education project year 2. She is a member of the Northeast Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network. Maria has worked for the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension since 1992 and developed resources, evaluated and conducted workshops on Financial Management, Health Insurance Literacy, Food Safety and Personal Development. More recently she has worked on initiatives focused on Farm and Farm Family Resilience and Farm Stress. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor® and Financial Fitness Coach®. Maria Pippidis, MS, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension pippidis@udel.edu

Bonnie Braun is co-leader of the New Technologies in Agriculture Education project year 2. She provides stress and resilience guidance for the University of Maryland Extension’s SARE grant targeting agriculture services providers. She led the Health Insurance Literacy Initiative. She has conducted research, written curriculum and provided professional development in family resource management, health, and resilience. Bonnie Braun, PhD Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland School of Public Health

Department of Family Science and University of Maryland Extension bbraun@umd.edu

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