Texas Cooperative Extension Hosts Crop, Livestock Insurance Course

January 23, 2007

The Texas Cooperative Extension will be hosting a one-day course on Feb. 26 on incorporating federal crop and livestock insurance into marketing plans.

The Extension is an educational organization provided by the U.S. government, the state government through Texas A&M University, and county government. According Extension Economist Stan Bevers, “This comprehensive course will provide an overview of current and new commodity insurance programs and products. We will also take a look at new insurance tools that may become available. Our objective is to provide [agricultural] producers the information they need to make more informed decisions on how to incorporate these risk management programs into their management and marketing plans.”

According to the Extension, the course will cover hail and multiple peril crop insurance, revenue insurance plans, group risk income protection, crop revenue coverage, income protection and the new forage insurance pilot program.

The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Vernon, Texas. Registration is required and the course costs $75 per person. The fee covers lunch and program materials. Spouses may attend for free. The deadline to register is Feb. 16. To register or for more information, contact Stan Bevers at 940-552-9941 ext. 231. Additional course information is available at http://mastermarketer.tamu.edu.

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