Farmers invited to workshop on new crop insurance opportunity

Release Date: 

02/01/2017

Contact(s): 

Contact: Glen Ready, policy program assistant, glenr@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1011;
or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Farmers are invited to a Whole Farm Revenue Protection workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Norfolk, presented by the Center for Rural Affairs.  

Whole Farm Revenue Protection is crop insurance that rewards on-farm diversity. At the free workshop, participants will learn what this product covers and hear the ins and outs from a farmer. Beginning farmers may particularly benefit from this workshop, however it is open to all.

The workshop will run from 2 to 5 p.m., at Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, 609 W. Norfolk Ave.  Presenters are John Schreiter, regional sales manager of Hudson Crop, and Kelly Jackson, office manager of Daniels Produce.

“This is a great opportunity for farmers who before have struggled to find a crop insurance product that fits their operation. Instead of relying on policies for specific crops, producers can insure the revenue for several crops at once,” said Glen Ready, Center for Rural Affairs policy program assistant. “In this workshop, we will discuss what Whole Farm Revenue Protection can do for you and details on how to apply.”

Whole Farm Revenue Protection workshops will also be presented on Feb. 9 in Tekamah, Feb. 15 in Ord, and on Feb. 16 in Lincoln.

For information or to register, please visit cfra.org/events/wfrp.

Whole Farm Revenue Protection workshops are sponsored by the USDA's Risk Management Agency.

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