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Economic, Management Issues Top Risk Management Workshops

K-State, UNL, CSU co-host workshops Nov. 7, 8, 9.

The Annual Risk Management Workshops, which are sponsored by Kansas State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Colorado State University, are scheduled for Nov. 7, 8 and 9.

The tri-state workshop will take place in Brush, Colo. on Nov. 7 at the Brush County Fairgrounds; in Salina, Kan. on Nov. 8 at the Holiday Inn; and in Hastings, Neb. on Nov. 9 at the Holiday Inn.

"With all of the Farm Bill and crop insurance issues, this is a critical time for farmers, crop insurance agents, agriculture lenders and other interested parties," said Art Barnaby, K-State agricultural economics professor. "These workshops will provide valuable information for individuals to manage their individual risk, but will also provide information for decisions on the next Farm Bill."

Topics for this year include: "The New Farm Bill: Who, What, and When?"; "Data Mining Procedures to Reduce Fraud and Abuse"; "Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite"; "GRIP and How it Might Serve as an Alternative to Low Yields"; "The ABC's and 123's of LGM and LRP Insurance"; "Current RMA Issues"; and "Status of Water in the Great Plains."

The workshop is approved for continuing education credit, Barnaby said. Kansas has been approved for two crop credits or six P/C credits by the Kansas Insurance Department. Nebraska is approved for six crop credits. South Dakota is approved for seven credits, Colorado for five credits and Wyoming credits are pending.

Registration forms can be found at and click on "2006 Insurance Workshop" at the bottom of the Web site. Next, click on "Registration online" located at the bottom of the page and then select a crop insurance workshop location. First time users will need to answer a few questions to create an account and receive a password. Registration for the workshops is $75 if postmarked by Nov. 2 and $90 for late registrants.

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