2nd Annual Risk Management Conference

Organized by Delaware Cooperative Extension and Delaware Farm Bureau

Location: Harrington Fire Hall

20 Clark St. Harrington, DE 19952

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

The event is provided free of charge, but you must RSVP.

Topics will Include:

  • 2024 Commodity Crop Enterprise Budgets
  • USDA Farm Services Agency Update
  • USDA Risk Management Agency Update
  • Fertilizer Market Update
  • Delaware Solar Farm Development Update
  • Grain Market Update
  • Dryland Yield Modelling for Crop Insurance

For questions regarding the conference, contact Nathaniel Bruce at nsbruce@udel.edu or (302) 362-7619.

For questions regarding registration, contact Mikayla Paul at mikayla.paul@defb.org or (302) 697-3183.


8:00am – 8:30am  Check-in/Registration

8:30am – 9:30am  Commodity Crop 2024 Budgets

  • Speaker: Shannon Dill, University of Maryland

9:30am – 10:30  Fertilizer Market Trends and Outlook

  • Speaker: Betty Resnick, American Farm Bureau Federation

10:30am – 11:30am  Crop Insurance Options

  • Speaker: Alex Sereno, USDA Risk Management Agency

11:30am – 12:30pm  USDA Farm Service Agency Risk Management Programs

  • Speakers:
    • Maryann Reed – ARC/PLC
    • Caitlin Sheffer – NAP (Non-Insured Assistance Program)
    • Lauren Shahan – ERP (Emergency Relief Program)
    • Courtney Jones – FLP (Farm Loan Programs)

12:30pm – 1:00pm  LUNCH

1:00pm – 2:00pm  Grain Market Outlook and Considerations 

  • Speaker: Mark Townsend, University of Maryland

2:00pm – 3:00pm  Delaware Solar Farm Development Update

  • Speaker: Kofi Britwum, University of Delaware

3:00pm – 4:00pm  Dryland Yield Modelling for Crop Insurance

  • Speaker: Nate Bruce, University of Delaware

Speakers, times, and availabilities subject to change. Space is limited! Register for your spot below: