Professionals, including growers and ranchers, who wish to enhance their knowledge of risk management and their ability to design an appropriate risk management plan are encouraged to register for a crop insurance workshop hosted by Nebraska Extension on Nov. 9 at the Heartland Events Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd., Grand Island.
This year’s workshop will focus on farm survival, outlook and risk management strategies. Topics discussed during the workshop include where to consider cutting costs, whole-farm crop insurance, current crop insurance policy issues, and a market outlook provided by Jeff Stolle of the Nebraska Cattlemen and Cory Walters of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
In addition, the workshop will feature a panel on decision making in the current financial condition of agriculture. The panel will include:
· Roy Smith, retired producer and grain marketer, will discuss how to survive economic downturns
· Tina Barrett, director of Nebraska Farm Business Inc., will provide an up to date Nebraska producer financial picture and survival strategies
· Jerry Catlett, senior vice president of Bruning State Bank, will talk about how to handle unfortunate financial news
· Matt Habrock, assistant director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will discuss the Nebraska Farm Financial Health Survey
“We feel that the content in this years workshop will be quite useful to farmers and lenders, in addition to crop insurance agents,” said Nebraska Extension Specialist, Cory Walters. “The workshop will help improve participants understanding of how to navigate the current economic environment.”
The workshop is held in conjunction with workshops hosted by Colorado State University Extension, Kansas State University Research and Extension and Oklahoma State University Extension.
Continuing education credits have been applied for in Nebraska.
The cost to attend the workshop is $110 until Nov. 3 and $120 after. To register, visit http://cropinsure.unl. edu.
For more information, contact Cory Walters at 402-472-0366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.