Crop Insurance Conference 09-10-23

Crop Insurance Conference 09-10-23

October 28, 2009

"Managing the Risks of Farm Price Volatility and the Global Recision" will be the theme of a multi-state crop insurance conference in November.

The workshops are a joint effort of Colorado State University Extension, Kansas State University Research and Extension, and University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension. 

With information from the conference, crop insurance agents, agricultural lenders, marketing consultants, agricultural educators, and other risk management service providers will be able to help their clients make more profitable risk management decision. Farmers and ranchers will get valuable information to inform their risk management decisions.


The Economic Situation — Are We on the Road to Recovery?

  • Colorado — Mark Snead, Assistant Vice President, Branch Executive and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch
  • Nebraska and Kansas — Cary Sandell, Vice President and Relationship Manager, Midwest Food and Agribusiness Regional Commercial Banking Office, Wells Fargo Bank, Lincoln
  • Oklahoma — Chad Wilkerson, Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch

Managing Risk with the New Farm Income Safety Net

  • Colorado—John Deering, Ag Business Management Specialist, CSU
  • Nebraska—Brad Lubben, Extension Public Policy Specialist, Ag Economics, UNL
  • Kansas—Troy Dumler, SW Area Ag Economist, KSU
  • Oklahoma—Rodney Jones, Area Extension Ag Economics Specialist, OSU

How Will SURE Change Crop Insurance Decisions and Farm Program Participation?

  • Art Barnaby, Professor and Extension Ag Economist, KSU

Grain and Oilseed Outlook: Short Term and the Long View

  • Mike Woolverton, Professor & Extension Specialist, KSU

Actuarial and Underwriting Changes for the 2010 Crop Year

  • Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas—Rebecca Davis, Director, Regional Office Risk Management Agency
  • Oklahoma—Debra Bouziden and Samuel Cameron, Oklahoma City Office, Risk Management Agency

The Risks and Rewards of Agricultural Contracting

  • Shannon Ferrell, Assistant Professor Ag Law, Ag Economics, OSU


The fee for registering at least five days before the conference date is $85; registrations after that date are $100. For more information and to register for the conference, go to the conference Web site.


Conferences will begin with coffee and registration at 8 a.m., followed by the program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is included.

  • November 10, Brush, Colo., Brush Fairgrounds Event Center
  • November 11, Grand Island, Nebr., College Park at 3180 W. Highway 34
  • November 12, Salina, Kan., Salina Ramada Inn at 1616 W. Crawford St.
  • November 13, Enid, Okla., Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow St.


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