A workshop at the I-80 Holiday Inn in Grand Island on Nov. 10 will help crop insurance agents, agricultural lenders, farmers, ranchers and others learn more about new insurance products and regulations.
"Impacts of Climate and Making New Insurance Products and Regulations Work" is the title for the annual crop insurance workshop, jointly sponsored by Extension at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kansas State University and Colorado State University. The workshop also will be available Nov. 8 in Brush, Colo., and Nov. 9 in Salina, Kan.
"The workshop will assess what changing climate conditions and reductions in water availability mean for farmers and ranchers," says Doug Jose, UNL farm management specialist. "In addition, it will help participants enhance their risk management knowledge and ability to design an appropriate risk management plan for their farm or ranch or provide risk management advise to clients."
Presentations include recent drought and climate research for insurance applications, Washington update, GRIP insurance policies, update on APH issues (declining yields, RMA perspective, tax law and bankruptcy), Insurance options for deficit irrigation and LRP update.
Presenters include faculty and staff from the three universities, government and industry representatives.
Continuing education credits will be available for insurance agents.
For more information or to register, visit the Web at www.agmanager.info/events and click on "2005 Insurance Workshop" or contact the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics, Room 303A Filley Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb. 68583-0922, call (402) 472-2039 or fax (402) 472-0776.
Registration is $70 before Nov. 1 and $95 after. Registration includes all materials, lunch and refreshments.