Jan 04, 2022 10:45 AM

Risk management skills for women in agriculture offered by KSRE

Posted Jan 04, 2022 10:45 AM

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LACROSSE — K-State Research and Extension recognizes the uncertainty that farmers and ranchers are experiencing due to fluctuating grain and input prices.  More than ever, risk management of the operation is critical to long-term sustainability.

Starting Jan. 12, this workshop series will teach principles of determining cost of production, developing a marketing plan, purchasing crop insurance, and participating in farm programs (ARC/PLC). Participants will work with a case farm to apply these topics to a real-world farming operation. The goal is for participants to acquire risk management skills they can apply directly to their own farming operations. Other special topics will include managing stress and being resilient in tough times, and communicating effectively with family members.

The program will be offered statewide, including in La Crosse and Hays, with a combination of broadcasted keynote speakers, local speakers, and facilitators to assist in completing the 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

While the program is designed to highlight women’s issues in agriculture, it is open to any participant without regard to sex.

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