Crop Insurance Education for Limited Resource and Underserved Producers of Specialty Crops and Underserved Commodities

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This program consists of ifve webinar sessions (2 hours each) covering the basics of crop insurance. The objective is to provide growers with the information needed to make an informed decision.

Crop insurance education consisting of sequential webinars, homework assignments, and help sessions will be delivered via a partnership of subject-matter experts and Extension educators in 10 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Registration

You must register to participate.

Note: The link to join the webinars will be sent to the email address provided at registration.

Program Overview

Producers will attend five (2 hours each, 10 hours total) webinars approximately two weeks apart. Webinars will include formal presentations, discussion, and homework assignments, and will be recorded for review and for those unable to attend the live presentation.

Webinar presenters will conduct one-hour homework help sessions and chatroom discussions between webinars to enhance learning, ensure homework assignments are completed, and prevent producers from losing interest.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Calculate cost of production and APH for their crops
  • Understand the features of whole farm revenue protection and micro farm
  • Distinguish differences between yield protection and revenue protection
  • Understand good farming practices required for their crops
  • Identify major causes of insurable losses
  • Understand crop insurance units
  • Know their planting dates
  • Know where and how to find a crop insurance agent
  • Understand how the loss process works
  • Understand the purpose of a written agreement and how to apply for one

“This material/event is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management

Agency, under award number RMA23CPT0013451.”

Course Agenda

Webinars will be held Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Help sessions will be held 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET)

01/25/2024 Webinar 1 – Crop Insurance Basics Crop Insurance Basics, Written Agreements, and Crop Product introduction
02/01/2024 Help Session 1 – Homework Review and Q and A Review Webinar, answer questions, and offer help with homework assignment #1
02/08/2024 Webinar 2 – Crop Insurance Products Describe the features and record requirements of insurance products. Also determining cost of production and risk exposure.
02/15/2024 Help Session 2 – Homework Review and Q and A Review Webinar, answer questions, and offer help with homework assignment #2
02/22/2024 Webinar 3 – Unit Selection and APH Understanding Units and calculating Actual Production History
02/29/2024 Help Session 3 – Homework Review and Q and A Review Webinar, answer questions, and offer help with homework assignment #3
03/07/2024 Webinar 4 – WFRP and MicroFarm Explanation of Whole Farm Revenue protection and MicroFarm products
03/14/2024 Help Session 4 – Homework Review and Q and A Review Webinar, answer questions, and offer help with homework assignment #4
03/21/2024 Webinar 5 – Loss Adjustment Review loss adjustment process, good farming practices, planting dates, etc.
03/28/2024 Help Session 5 – Homework Review and Q and A Review Webinar, answer questions, and offer help with homework assignment #5