Risk Management Education

Risk Management Education Innovative, market-based risk management critical to farming operations.

Risk Management EducationRisk 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:

Edge of Field Practices: What Are They and How Do I Build Them?
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:00 pm
Traditional soil and water conservation has mostly promoted in-field practices and structures - waterways, terraces and buffer strips, for example - to reduce rainfall runoff and reduce sheet and rill erosion. However, as Iowa shifts its focus to reducing nitrogen and phosphorus loading to also benefit surface water quality, it is recognized that edge of field practices – restored wetlands, saturated buffers and bioreactors - will be needed. Learn from land improvement contractors what these are, their benefits, and how to build them, in this one-hour webinar.  Click here for more information.

2017 Transportation Rules for Farmers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 1:00 pm
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Archived Webinars:

    Farm Programs and Activities

    Commodity Challenge

    2017 New Crop Iowa Commodity Challenge provides the opportunity to learn marketing tools through real market simulation.

    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.