Rochester, Minn., January, 2017 – Riverland Community College’s Farm Business Management Program along with the Southern Minnesota Center of Ag and AgCentric Northern Center of Agriculture Excellence is putting on a series of workshops focusing on increasing understand of risk management concepts. 

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The “Increasing beginning farmer sustainability using partnerships in risk management education” project is designed to provide risk management education to support beginning and early career farmers in times of significant risk and stress. Beginning farmers lack the comprehensive historical trend and cost of production data necessary to develop a risk management plan.

        FBM instructors, crop & livestock insurance providers, and a mental health specialist will deliver instruction targeting beginning farmers producing underserved commodities and specialty crops.  Interested farmers will receive follow-up specialized risk management education through individualized instruction.    FBM benchmarking data will strengthen the risk management curriculum.

     A Complimentary workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and be held at the Rochester Eagles Club if you are unable to attend on Feb 16th in Rochester, other events around that state are listed below:

February 16, 2017 - Rochester - Eagles Club, 917 5th Ave SE, ***Please RSVP to Kyle.Huneke@riverland.edu

February 8, 2017 - Little Falls, February 9, 2017 - Detroit Lakes, February 15, 2016 – Marshall, February 22, 2017 – Jackson, &February 23, 2017 - Mankato,

         AgCentric, part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), will lead the collaboration in cooperation with Farm Business Management program (FBM) and the Risk Management Association regional office.