Free crop insurance workshops set

Are you a Nebraska farmer or rancher who can’t get crop insurance for all of your crops?  Are you a new Nebraska farmer and don’t know much about how crop insurance works and whether it can work for you?  

We have a workshop for you.

You might have heard of a program called Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP).  It is crop insurance offered by USDA that covers the revenue of a farm operation, and it encourages on-farm diversity.  

Why it’s great: WFRP offers crop insurance coverage for many crops where policies previously weren’t available - because it covers their revenue. It helps more farmers take some of the risk out farming.

Why you haven’t heard of it: It’s so new! It’s only been available for two years, and not a lot of folks in Nebraska are familiar with it yet. Come to our workshops to learn more.

At our workshop, you will:

  • Hear from John Schreiter of Hudson Insurance group about how WFRP policies work.
  • Hear from Kelly Jackson of Daniels Produce, who purchased Whole Farm Revenue Protection for her family’s vegetable operation.
  • Learn more about what WFRP covers.  Here’s a preview: it can be used to cover fruits, vegetables, and commodity crops.  It will even cover livestock as long as revenues are under $1 million.
  • Learn about whether WFRP could be a good fit for your operation.

Check out our workshop schedule below, and click here to register.  Contact Glen Ready at 402.687.2100 ext 1011 with any questions.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 5 to 8 p.m.
First Northeast Bank of Nebraska, 448 South 13th St., Tekamah, Neb.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ord Fire Hall, 1628 M St., Ord, Neb.
Please note: This workshop will be held immediately after the Conservation Workshop for Women Farmers & Landowners. Lunch will be provided at 12 p.m. at no cost for attendees wishing to attend the entire day or just the morning or afternoon session. Please RSVP for lunch by contacting Becky Keim at beckyk@cfra.org or 402.269.8170.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 6 to 9 p.m.
Lincoln at Ploughshare, 1630 P St., Lincoln, Neb.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2 to 5 p.m.
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, 609 W. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, Neb.

The Center for Rural Affairs has additional educational resources available on Whole Farm Revenue Protection - see here.