Risk Management Options for MI Specialty Crop Growers

March 1, 2023 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Virtual Via Zoom

Contact: Jonathan LaPorte

As a decision-maker on a farm, beginning farmers will need to manage many risks. Production risk brought on by weather is one of the most challenging risks to manage. It can not only significantly damage potential yields but also affect markets and revenues. Crop insurance was created as a cost-effective means to aid farmers in managing or reducing the impact of these risks. Join MSU Extension educator Jon LaPorte for a discussion on the basics of insurance options for specialty crop producers and how its use can benefit your farm. This includes understanding the differences between insurance policies, learning how each provides protection, and examining the advantages they offer.

The 2023 MI Ag Ideas to Grow With conference will be held virtually, February 27-March 10, 2023. This two-week program encompasses many aspects of the agricultural industry and offers a full array of educational sessions for farmers and homeowners interested in food production and other agricultural endeavors. While there is no cost to participate, attendees must register to receive the necessary zoom links. Registrants can attend as many sessions as they would like and are also able to jump around between tracks. RUP and CCA credits will be offered for several of the sessions. More information can be found at:  https://www.canr.msu.edu/miagideas/


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