The Delaware Farm Bureau is teaming with the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension to host a Risk Management Conference at the Paradee Center in Dover on March 6.
DOVER — The Delaware Farm Bureau is teaming with the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension to host a Risk Management Conference at the Paradee Center on March 6.
The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include lunch.
To help families and agriculture professionals better understand the risks and opportunities available while farming, topics will include trends in crop insurance, grain marketing opportunities, input cost management, and personal and family issues.
“Mitigating production risk is one of the most challenging aspects of agricultural production, especially during times of extreme volatility, like in 2022. This conference will discuss several different management strategies to help plan for and mitigate risks to farming businesses in the current environment of 2023 and beyond,” Cooperative Extension farm business management specialist Nate Bruce said.
“Participants should feel more comfortable about managing production risks as a result of attending the conference.”
Added Delaware Farm Bureau executive director Don Clifton, “It’s important to analyze our farming operations to know where we’ve been and where we want to take our businesses in the future. As farmers, that means we have to really understand not only the risks associated within agriculture but also the opportunities that are available. We hope this conference can shed light on some of these topics that tend to be a little harder to grasp.”
For information or to register, call the bureau at 302-697-3183 or visit defb.org.