AMES, Iowa – A leader with the Risk Management Agency for the United States Department of Agriculture will give an update on RMA and crop insurance topics during the Feb. 8 conservation webinar with Iowa Learning Farms.
Pamela Stahlke, director of the RMA St. Paul Regional Office, will speak at 12 p.m. Central time.
Stahlke is a long-standing USDA-RMA leader who serves farmers in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her group plays a key role in the agency’s mission of providing effective, market-based risk management tools and information for stakeholders including farmers, agricultural experts, insurance agents and Approved Insurance Providers, as well as providing ongoing improvement of and education regarding crop insurance policies.
Iowa Learning Farms is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program.
In the webinar, “Climate-Smart Agriculture and Crop Insurance – A 2023 Update,” Stahlke will discuss the role of the RMA office and what is new and updated in crop insurance for 2023.
She will also highlight climate-smart agriculture initiatives as well as discuss other topics including double cropping soybean expansion in Iowa, the Post Application Coverage Endorsement, availability of oat and rye revenue coverage, and details regarding how crop insurance policies work.
“Crop insurance provides an important farm safety net, and the RMA is dedicated to helping farmers understand and utilize these policies as well as helping them to learn about and incorporate climate-smart practices on their farms,” said Stahlke. “My goals with this session are to deliver crop insurance updates, provide participants with a better understanding of programs and initiatives that could benefit their operations and showcase ways we can work together in this public/private partnership.”
Participants are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
Webinar access instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CST Feb. 8:
- Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172.
- Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 364 284 172.
- Or, join from a dial-in phone line by dialing +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923; meeting ID 364 284 172.
The webinar will also be recorded and archived. All archived webinars are available on the ILF website, so that they can be watched at any time.
ILF has applied for a Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit for attending this webinar. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the CEU will be provided at the end of the live webinar.
Upcoming webinars in the series
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Marshall McDaniel, associate professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, will discuss Directly Linking Soil Management and Eutrophication of Iowa Streams. Other upcoming webinars include:
- Feb. 22: Greg LaBarge, The Ohio State University.
- March 1: Justin Glisan, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
- March 8: Adam Janke and Kay Stefanik, Iowa State University.
Shareable photo: Pamela Stahlke, Risk Management Agency director with the RMA St. Paul Regional Office.