A series of meetings designed to help Kansas and Colorado crop and livestock producers learn about Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite) and other risk management programs is planned for several locations in the two states.

The nine meetings are sponsored by Kansas State University´s Department of Agricultural Economics and K-State Research and Extension; Colorado State University; the U.S. Department of Agriculture´s Risk Management Agency; and Farm Credit Associations of Kansas.

Topics to be covered at each meeting include: Update from the USDA Risk Management Agency; Introduction to AGR-Lite; What is covered under AGR-Lite?; How is coverage established and how are claims calculated?; and Issues with AGR-Lite.

Each meeting will also include examples and time for questions and discussion.

The dates, locations and contact information for each location are:

oJan. 21 - Wichita, Kan. - Farm Credit of Central Kansas office, 7940 W. Kellogg Dr. - Ed Frey - 316-721-1100;

oJan. 23 - Garden City, Kan. - Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. - Holly Pruitt - 620-275-4281;

oJan. 24 - Manhattan, Kan. - K-State´s International Grains Program Conference Center, 1980 Kimball - Janet McPherson - 785-776-6955;

oFeb. 5 - Larned, Kan. - High Plains Farm Credit office, 605 Main St. - Curt Schmidtberger - 785-625-2110;

oFeb. 8 - Ness City, Kan. - Historic Bank Building, 102 W. Main - Eldon Pfannenstiel -785-798-2278;

oFeb. 18 - La Junta or Rocky Ford, Colo. - Location to be determined - Norm Dalsted -970-491-5627;

oFeb. 19 - Brush, Colo. - Events Center/Morgan Co. Fairgrounds - Norm Dalsted - 970-491-5627;

oFeb. 20 - Colby, Kan. - Community Building, 285 E. 5th St. - Virgil Jones - 785-462-2382; and

oFeb. 21 - Baldwin, Kan. - Frontier Farm Credit office, 1270 N. 300 Rd. - Janet McPherson - 785-776-6955.

All of the meetings except the Colby meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. The Colby meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m., with a meal included.

More information about the meetings is available by calling the contact person listed for the site of interest.