The Delaware Farm Bureau is teaming with the University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension to host a Risk Management Conference at the Paradee Center in Dover Monday, March 6.
The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and include lunch for attendees. To help families and agriculture professionals better understand the risks and opportunities available during farming, topics will include trends in crop insurance, grain marketing opportunities, input cost management, personal and family risks, and much more.
“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. Topics discussed include, enterprise budgets, fertilizer markets, grain marketing, USDA programs, transition planning, and more,” University of Delaware 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.”
Delaware Farm Bureau Executive Director Don Clifton added, “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 more information or to register for the Risk Management Conference or the 6th annual Ag Safety Conference, call the Delaware Farm Bureau at 302-697-3183 or visit www.defb.org.