Finding Meaning in the Active Lifestyle of Farming: A practical approach in physical activity among farmers

Dr Maria KosmajpgTuesday May 25, 2021 at 1pm CT

Speaker: Dr. Maria Kosma, LSU School of Kinesiology (link to her profile page:


In this webinar, the presenter, Dr. Kosma, will challenge the dominant view of physical activity, whereby the emphasis is on achieving certain outcomes (e.g., number of daily steps taken, energy expenditure, amount of weight lifted, and daily exercise minutes). Instead, she will outline a practical approach in physical activity and public health, whereby farmers can rejoice in an active and meaningful lifestyle via farming as an end in itself and not as a means to an end.

The Presenter:

Dr. Maria Kosma is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. She has an international educational experience, including an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Athens, Greece; an MS degree in Kinesiology from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and Catholic University Leuven, Belgium; and a PhD in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University, USA. Her main research interests include physical activity health promotion related to culture, arts, social justice, and human freedom. She uses a humanistic approach in physical activity and public health, emphasizing personal and community needs, physical culture, and diversity.

Webinar Recording: Coming soon.


This webinar is part of a summer series of Inspired by Annie’s webinars sponsored by the Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) Louisiana and LSU AgCenter. For LSU AgCenter Annie’s Project program activities, contact the state coordinator, Maria Bampasidou at

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