Risk has always been a part of agriculture. But farming has changed dramatically over the past few years. The most successful farmers are looking for an innovative approach to risk management as a critical part of their overall strategy. Farm Bureau’s goal is to help producers find ways to better manage their risks through effective, market-based risk management education.
Farm Bureau offers education that can be delivered in a variety of methods from local workshops to webinars. For more information on Farm Bureau’s Risk Management programs, please contact Ed Kordick, Commodity Services Manager.
Farm Bureau offers a variety of webinars on timely topics critical to managing your farming operation.
A list of upcoming and recorded webinars are listed below.
Upcoming Webinars:Innovative Livestock Price Risk Management webinar series
Wednesday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 16, 2021
This is a two-part webinar series and by registering you can will be registered for both webinars, but you can choose to attend both or just one. The intent is to help livestock farmers (pork and beef) farmers learn about price risk management methods available to you.
- Introduction to High Tunnel and Produce Production
Using a high tunnel gives growers the potential to increase production of certain crops, expand into different crops, and extend the growing season.
- Successful Grazing and Pasture Management for Beef and Dairy Cattle Webinar
In order to be efficient as possible using your grazing forage, dairy and cattle producers should have a grazing plan.
- Grain Stocks & Planting Intentions: Market Implications Webinar
On March 31, USDA will release the much anticipated Grain Stocks and 2021 Prospective Plantings reports. After a volatile year, these reports can set the tone for the upcoming months.
- Planting/Growing Season 2021 – What a Difference a Year Makes Webinar Recording
This spring sees a much different setting with drier soils and concerns about refilling the profile.
- 2021 Crop Insurance and Pre-Harvest Marketing Webinar
This webinar will help breakdown the many components of Revenue Protection crop insurance and show examples why Revenue Protection is the first step toward effective pre-harvest crop marketing.
- Livestock Risk Protection: An Improved Risk Management Tool Webinar
Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is an insurance plan designed to protect against a decline in market price. LRP is typically available for fed cattle, feeder cattle, swine and lamb.
- An Iowa Farmer Shares: Families feel stress…talking about it helps
Take an important step to understand stress responses and improve your family’s ability to cope during this uncertain time.
- Economics Facing Agriculture
Part 3 of our 2020 Annual Meeting Webinar Series
- What’s the Future of Agriculture?
Part 2 of our 2020 Annual Meeting Webinar Series
- Lessons Learned Responding to Covid-19
Part 1 of our 2020 Annual Meeting Webinar Series
- 2020 Crop Storage and Quality Issues Webinar
No matter where your farm is in the state, crop quality is a concern.
- Iowa Farm Income Tax Webinar 2020
Experts cover the key information farmers need to know as they look towards this year’s tax preparation.
Farm Programs and Activities
Iowa Commodity Challenge
The 2021 New Crop Iowa Commodity Challenge provides the opportunity to learn crop marketing using a simulation to experiment with futures and ag options with real markets.
2017 Economic Summit
Hundreds of farmers gathered in West Des Moines to hear nationally-recognized speakers discuss the future of the ag economy at Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2017 Economic Summit.
How to get $4 corn Workshop
This new workshop was specifically designed in these tight margin times to help farmers learn and apply the steps to corn and soybean marketing including a the full 18-month crop marketing window.
2016 Economic Summit
Hundreds of farmers gathered in West Des Moines to hear nationally-recognized speakers discuss the future of the ag economy at Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2016 Economic Summit.