JANUARY 10TH - 11TH, 2020

We invite all farm couples to leave your worries and concerns behind and enjoy one night away at The Abbey of the Hills! Come rediscover peace from the often-stressful life on the farm. This is a “couples only” retreat-no children please. This ecumenical retreat will focus on:

1. Hope

2. Faith

3. Communication with spouse

4. Reduction of stress

5. Humor

Begins on Friday, 6:30 p.m. with Supper

Concludes on Saturday, 3:00 p.m.



Free will offering. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.



Advanced registration is required. Must register by January 7th!

Not a farmer but interested in sponsoring a farm couple that you know or don’t know?

Donate online by clicking the button below or contact us at:
605-398-9200 or abbey@abbeyofthehills.org


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Ted Matthews:

National mental health practitioner with over 30 years of experience in counseling in rural areas. His focus for the past 2 decades has been farmer mental health support. He has been the director of mental health services during 5 natural disasters.


Tim Holquist:

Tim has been a farm management consultant for over 40 years working with farm families by helping them set family, individual and career/financial goals.


Brent Olson:

Local author & humorous speaker who farms in Big Stone County, Minnesota.


Julie Van Dover:

Being involved in agriculture with her husband of 23 years, Julie brings her perspective from the spouse’s side. She will share her journey of ups and downs through strong faith and perseverance.

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