Sessions will focus on decisions to consider, tools to help with decisions
MANHATTAN – With every new farm bill comes new decisions for farmers to make that can have lasting implications for their businesses. The most recent legislation is no exception. To help agricultural producers determine the best course of action, Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics will host 10 Farm Bill meetings around the state, starting in late August.
The meetings will cover commodity programs, including the economics of the Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) programs, Supplemental Coverage Option and a new decision tool available for producers.
K-State Research and Extension agricultural economists, extension agents, USDA Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service representatives will provide a big picture perspective, as well as a more local view for each area.
Dates and locations include:
- Mon., Aug. 26 – Hill City – 1-4:30 p.m. – Graham County Fairgrounds.
- Tues., Aug. 27 – Goodland – 8:30 a.m.-noon MDT – Elks Lodge
- Tues., Aug. 27 – Leoti – 2:30-6 p.m. – Wichita County Fairgrounds
- Wed., Aug. 28 – Plains – 10:00 a.m.-3 p.m. – Plains Community Bldg.
- Thurs., Aug. 29 – Great Bend – 8:30 a.m.–noon – Great Bend Events Center
- Fri., Aug. 30 – Wichita – 8:30 a.m.–noon – Sedgwick County Extension Office
- Tues., Sept. 3 – Parsons – 1–4:30 p.m. – SE Area Research and Extension Center
- Wed., Sept. 4 – Ottawa – 8:30 a.m.–noon – Franklin County Fairgrounds
- Thurs., Sept. 5 – Seneca – 1–4:30 p.m. – Nemaha County Community Center
- Tues., Sept. 10 – Concordia – 1–4:30 p.m. – Cloud County Fairgrounds
Alicia Boor is an Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in the Cottonwood District (which includes Barton and Ellis counties) for K-State Research and Extension. You can contact her by e-mail at email@example.com or calling 620-793-1910