South Texas crop risk management workshop – Oct. 25
A one day workshop focusing on Crop Risk Management will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at the Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Corpus Christi (10345, Hwy. 44) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The workshop will focus on incorporating crop market outlooks with crop insurance and price risk management tools to help improve overall farm risk management.
The program will be conducted by Extension Grain and Cotton Marketing Specialists. A new software tool will be demonstrated that will evaluate risk implications with various insurance alternatives. The software will be made available to all workshop participants.
A market outlook for feed grains and cotton will be given with implications for planting and marketing decisions. The workshop will conclude with a hands-on decision exercise where participants will choose crops, insurance products, pre-harvest market strategies and post-harvest marketing strategies. This exercise is a realistic learning activity designed to integrate the discussion about crop mix, production costs, insurance, marketing, and risk.
Registration fee is $20 per participant which includes lunch and workshop materials. Pre-registration is required as space is limited, so make your reservations early by contacting the Nueces County Extension Office at 361-767-5223. This workshop is being sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Ag Finance, Capital Farm Credit, Frontier Risk Management, and Secrest Crop Insurance.
Individuals with disabilities, who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in any of the mentioned activities, are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office at 361-767-5223 at least eight days before all programs for assistance.
Corpus Christi, Texas