UNL Extension Partners with Universities for Annual Four-State Insurance Workshops

Oct. 1, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. — The annual Four-State Crop Insurance Workshop, “Farm Legislation and Optimizing Risk Management Strategies,” will be in Grand Island Nov. 13 at College Park, 3180 W. Highway 34.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is teaming up again with Colorado State University, Kansas State University and Oklahoma State University Extension to provide a series of crop insurance workshops.

Crop insurance agents, agricultural lenders, marketing consultants, agricultural educators and other risk management service providers will benefit from the workshops to help their clients make more profitable risk management decisions.

Farmers and ranchers will be able to apply the information to help them make management decisions.

After attending the workshop, participants will be able to:

– understand implications of precision farming on crop insurance claims

– understand the status of the farm legislation and implications for 2014 farm decisions

– assess good irrigation practices for crop insurance coverage

– assess grain marketing strategies for 2013-14

Other workshops will be Nov. 12 at the Brush Fairgrounds Event Center in Brush, Colo., Nov. 14 at the Salina Ramada Inn in Salina, Kan., and Nov. 15 at the Autry Technology Center in Enid, Okla.

The workshop costs $90 if registered at least five days before the workshop and $120 after that deadline. Each workshop begins at 8 a.m. for registration and ends by 4 p.m.

For more information, including lodging, registration and continuing education information, visit cropinsure.unl.edu.

Doug Jose, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
Agricultural Economics

Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service