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:October Crop Report Recap & Marketing Discussion
October 12, at 11:30 AM CST. Click here for details.
2016 Iowa Farm Income Tax Webinar.
Monday, November 14 at 1:00 PM CST.
Beginning Farmer Financial Assistance Webinar
Wednesday, December 14 at 1:00 CST.
- Veterinary Feed Directive, What you need to know
Are you prepared for the implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) on January 1, 2017? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association partnered on educational meetings at 11 sites around Iowa in August and early September.
- Putting Farmers in Control of Their Data: The Ag Data Transparency Evaluator and Agricultural Data Coalition
Farm Bureau and other groups recently introduced a tool, the Ag Data Transparency Evaluator (ADTC), to explain in plain English the convoluted details often found in data contracts with agricultural hardware and software providers.
- Weather and Climate Trends on Agriculture
What is the weather outlook for spring and summer? What impact will El Nino have of the growing season in Iowa? For current information on these and other weather/climate subjects, join the next Iowa Farm Bureau Webinar
- Spring Crop Cover Management
Fall 2015 was a good season for cover crop establishment and growth, with adequate moisture and growing temperatures.
- Tactics for tight margins - Are you ready for 2016?
Agriculture has returned to more challenging times. A few years ago, good crop margins resulting from higher prices and input costs (not yet caught up to prices) made farm decisions more comfortable. The tide has turned to a time when decisions are more critical to a farm’s survival and growth.
- 2016 Crop Marketing: Meeting the Challenge
Crop marketing has returned to more challenging times. A few years ago, good margins resulting from higher prices and input costs (that had not yet caught up to prices) made the decisions to price crops more comfortable.
- Myth-busting the Nitrogen Story
Dr. Michael Castellano, of ISU on nitrogen, soil and water quality at the farm level.
- Confined Manure Pit Safety Webinar
Recorded segments on confined Manure Pit Safety with Dan Neenan (NECAS).
- Five Crop Marketing Tools Webcast
Recorded segments on marketing tools for Fall 2015 corn and soybeans.
- 2015 Iowa Farm Income Tax Webinar
experts cover information to help farmers in tax preparation and provide updated information and tax tips.
- Make Plans for Stored Bushels
With harvest approaching, this 12 minute recorded webcast covers ideas to consider for unpriced and priced crops headed for storage. Do you know your costs of ownership?.... What should be the primary goal for stored crops?
- Five Common Mistakes in Grain Marketing
Innovative, market-based risk management critical to farming operations.
- The Basics of Cover Crops in Iowa
great tips from experts for those new to planting cover crops.
- Financial Assistance for Beginning Farmers
Learn about loan programs available for beginning farmers.
- Iowa One Call... to protect what really matters!
Understand your responsibility to dig safely.
- 2015 Crop Insurance & Marketing
Timely update of 2014 crop insurance info
- Export Markets Matter to Iowa Ag
Current trade issues for farmers
- Grain Bin Safety
Important farm safety rescue information
Farm Programs and Activities
2015 - 16 New Crop Iowa Commodity Challenge provides the opportunity to learn marketing tools through real market simulation.
2014 Farm Bill Education/Information
View up-to-date resources from Iowa Farm Bureau’s statewide Farm Bill educational effort and decisions made for program election.