Farmers aren't lacking for topics to discuss or challenges to manage, and the 2012 Crop Insurance Workshops, to be held this fall in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma, will touch on several.
The workshops are hosted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kansas State Research and Extension, Oklahoma State Extension, and Colorado State University. Application for insurance continuing education credits has been made for the host states as well as several other states.
The workshop "Drought, Politics and Risk Management Strategies" will be held:
Oct. 30 – Brush, Colo., Event Center, Brush Fairgrounds
Oct. 31 – Grand Island, Neb., College Park, 3180 W. Highway 24
Nov. 1 – Salina, Kan., Salina Ramada Inn, 1616 W. Crawford
Nov. 2 – Enid, Okla., Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow
The one-day workshop is designed to provide crop insurance agents, agricultural lenders, marketing consultants, agricultural educators and other risk management service providers with tools to help their clients make more profitable risk management decisions.
Farmers and ranchers can apply the information directly to their own management decisions.
Presentations during the crop insurance workshops will include:
•Macro Outlook and Implications for Agriculture,•Policy Outlook: A New Farm Bill for a New Era?
•Grain Market Outlook for 2012-2013,
•USDA Risk Management Agency Update,
•Common Land Unit (CLU) Acreage Reporting Plan,
•Land Values/Rents, and
•Drought, Politics and Risk Management Policy.
The cost to attend the workshop, which includes lunch, is $90 if paid more than five days ahead of a specific workshop.
After that date and at the door the fee is $100.
More information, including a printable registration form and online registration options, is available at