Risk management skills for women in agriculture offered by KSRE

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LACROSSE – K-State Research and Extension recognizes the uncertainty that farmers and ranchers experience due to fluctuating grain and input prices. More than ever, managing operational risk is critical to long-term sustainability.

Starting January 12, this series of workshops will teach the principles of determining production costs, developing a marketing plan, purchasing crop insurance, and participating in agricultural programs (ARC / PLC ). Participants will work with a case farm to apply these topics to a real world farm operation. The aim is for participants to acquire risk management skills which they can apply directly to their own farms. Other special topics will include stress management and resilience in difficult times, and effective communication with family members.

The program will be offered statewide, including La Crosse and Hays, with a combination of broadcast keynote speakers, local speakers, and facilitators to help with hands-on activities.

An optional fifth session will cover similar risk management principles for beef cow / calf operations.

Register for the series at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bHtbfGu2WLJBuui

Although the program is designed to highlight the issues of women in agriculture, it is open to any participant regardless of gender.

For more information, contact Jared Petersilie, Walnut Creek Extension office, 702 Main, La Crosse, at 785-222-2710 or [email protected].

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