Cattle production risk management workshops coming up |

Cattle production risk management workshops coming up

Lincoln, Nebraska, Sept. 7, 2016 — Specialists and educators from Nebraska Extension will present vital information concerning cattle management strategies during cattle production risk management workshops this fall at five locations across the state. Cattle producers will learn how to reduce risk exposure associated with cattle marketing and forage production to achieve a profitable outcome in uncertain times.

Topics covered during the workshop will include determining your cost production, marketing tools to protect against price declines and programs for protecting against weather related forage losses. Specific marketing tools covered during the workshop include futures and options as well as Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance. Programs covered to guard against weather related losses for grazing land and annual forages include Pasture, Range, and Forage (PRF), and Annual Forage Insurance. Additionally, FSA disaster programs reviewed as part of the workshop will include the Livestock Forage Disaster Program and Livestock Indemnity Program.

There is no cost to attend the workshop. A complementary meal will be provided. Registration is required prior to the day of the workshop to ensure meal count. For more information, or to register call the number listed with each location below.

Workshop dates, locations and contacts:

SEPT. 20, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1071 Co. Rd. G, Mead. Contact Steve Tonn at 402-426-9455.

OCT. 3, 5 – 9 p.m.: Peppermill Restaurant, 502 East Hwy 20, Valentine. Contact Jay Jenkins at 402-376-1850.

OCT.4, 5 – 9 p.m.: Prairie Winds Community Center, 428 N. Main St., Bridgeport. Contact Aaron Berger at 308-235-3122.

NOV. 1, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Nebraska Extension in Holt County Office, 128 N. 6th St., Suite 100, O’Neill. Contact Gary Stauffer at 402-336-2760.

NOV. 2, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Nebraska Extension in Madison County Office, 601 E. Benjamin Ave., Suite 105, Norfolk. Contact Madison County Extension at 402-370-4040.

Funding for this project is provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture under award number 2015-49200-24226.

–UNL Extension