STAPLES, Minn. — AgCentric Northern Center of Agriculture Excellence announces a series of workshops focusing on increasing understanding of risk management concepts. The “Increasing beginning farmer sustainability using partnerships in risk management education” project is designed to provide risk management education to support beginning and early career farmers in times of significant risk and stress. Beginning farmers lack the comprehensive historical trend and cost of production data necessary to develop a risk management plan.
FBM instructors, crop & livestock insurance providers, and a mental health specialist will deliver instruction targeting beginning farmers producing underserved commodities and specialty crops. Interested farmers will receive follow-up specialized risk management education through individualized instruction. FBM benchmarking data will strengthen the risk management curriculum.
Complimentary workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and be held at the following locations:
February 8, 2017 – Little Falls – Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St SE,
February 9, 2017 – Detroit Lakes – Speak Easy Restaurant, 1100 N Shore Drive,
February 15, 2016 – Marshall – Merit Center, 1001 W Erie Road,
February 16, 2017 – Rochester – Eagles Club, 917 5th Ave SE,
February 22, 2017 – Jackson – Y101 Multi-Purpose Room, Minnesota West – Jackson Campus, 401 West St,
February 23, 2017 – Mankato – Heritage Hall, South Central College, 1920 Lee Boulevard,
AgCentric, part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), will lead the collaboration in cooperation with Farm Business Management program (FBM) and the Risk Management Association regional office.
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