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"Insuring Iowa's Agriculture" workshop set Nov. 5

AgDM Newsletter
October 2012

Are you interested in the latest innovations in crop insurance? A one-day workshop for crop insurance providers and users will be held Nov. 5, 2012, at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The leadoff topic is the APH trend adjustment, led by Dr. Gary Schnitkey, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois. The premium rerating process will be discussed by Dr. Bruce Sherrick, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois. That will be followed by production records and reviews, led by Michael Sieben, senior vice president, National Crop Insurance Services.

In the afternoon, Tim Davis, Product Standards and Administration Division, RMA, will cover the High Risk Alternative Coverage Endorsement (HR-ACE). Dr. Roger Elmore and Dr. Andy Lenssen, extension crop production specialists with the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State will discuss the recommended corn and soybean practices following a drought. They will be followed by Dr. Charles Hurburgh, ISU Extension grain quality specialist, discussing the grain quality considerations for 2012. To wrap up, Chad Hart, ISU Extension economist, will show the implications for crop insurance from the proposed 2012 Farm Bill.

The workshop has been approved for six hours of continuing education credit for crop insurance professionals. The registration fee is $100 before Oct. 29 and $110 after that date. Registration is from 8-9 a.m. with the conclusion of the sessions at 4 p.m. The workshop will also include lunch with one of the Cyclone coaches and displays from the major crop insurance companies in Iowa.

Register now at http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/insuringiowasag/home.html, or call 515-294­-6222.

 

William Edwards, retired economist. Questions?