KRC’s Risk Management Workshops Offered Training to Growers
Over 100 specialty crop growers attended the six workshops held by KRC between November 2018 and March 2019. Training focused primarily on record keeping for business planning and managing financial risk. Additional workshops are on break until this coming fall and winter.
Two specialty crop farm tours this summer will showcase production and marketing approaches and challenges. Agricultural professionals from FSA, NRCS, and crop insurance agents are encouraged to attend to develop a better understanding of this underserved sector of agriculture. The first tour was be June 24 in the Wichita area. Stay tuned to KRC’s electronic notices or check our website for dates and details of the second tour later this summer.
This fall and winter the project will also offer opportunities to ten growers to work with Finpak analysts to develop enterprise analysis for their operations. KRC will pay all the Finpak fees except for $100 for up to ten specialty crop growers as Finpak analysts train additional Extension agents to work specifically with specialty crop growers on finances. This will take place after the growing season, but if you are interested or have questions, please contact Tom Buller in Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca McMahon in Wichita at Rmcmahon@ksu.edu. Or contact Mary Fund at KRC at email@example.com.
This project is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award numberRM18MEPP522CO46/ 4500081830.
About twenty specialty crop growers and agricultural professionals attended the Community Based Systems workshop in Lawrence in late March to chart the challenges and solutions for growers as part of understanding how to manage risk in specialty crop production and marketing.