Extension risk management seminar set for Nov. 9 in Comanche 1
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a free regional risk management seminar from 8:40 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Comanche Community Center, 100 Indian Creek Drive in Comanche.
“2011 has been a real test of all Texas agricultural producers’ risk management plans and strategies,” said Whit Weems, AgriLife Extension agent in Erath County and a seminar coordinator.
“The purpose of this seminar is to allow producers to examine their current risk vulnerabilities as well as possible future opportunities. Rather than the standard market outlook programs we usually have, this one will address the bigger picture issues of finances, marketing, legalities and the increased production risks many producers are now facing.”
Weems said speakers will include a combination of local professionals who will be joined by AgriLife Extension specialists from the regional centers in Stephenville, San Angelo and Vernon.
Topics will include marketing alternatives and considerations for local livestock producers, management lessons and strategies for cow-calf producers, crop and rainfall insurance alternatives, tax management and planning strategies, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service technical assistance resources, overall farm and ranch insurance planning and agricultural lending perspectives of farm and ranch financial business performance.
“The mix of industry professionals and university specialists is meant to ensure attendees receive objective information about their risk management alternatives without a sales pitch from companies offering products or services,” Weems said.
All program costs including lunch are being underwritten courtesy of Central Texas Farm Credit.
For more information and to RSVP by Nov. 7, contact Weems at 254-965-1460, email@example.com .
100 Indian Creek Drive