Small Farm Risk & Management Approaches Marcelo Siles, Julian Samora Research Institute - MSU and Filiberto Villa Gomez, MIFFS This session provides an overview of the risks faced by small farms and the approaches to reduce their impacts. Farming is a risky business. Farms face risks and uncertainties in several areas, including natural disasters, finances, diseases, labor, personal, and others. It is important to understand the types of risks faced and the approaches that can be taken to minimize their negative effects when a risk event occurs. Put USDA to Work for Your Farm: Income Safety Nets Brian Frieden, RMA Regional Director and Benjamin Belkholm, FSA Program Specialist In this Spanish-English bilingual session, experts from the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) introduce programs designed to support economic stability on small, medium, and diversified farms. Programs discussed will include the Whole Farm Revenue Protection Program, Micro Farm Program, and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. The presentation will be followed by a bilingual discussion session, where you can share your experiences and ask questions. Working with an Agent – A Partnership That Insures Success Phillip Preston, Senior Crop Insurance Specialist GreenStone Farm Credit Services Crop Insurance is the corner stone of crop risk mitigation and one of the primary tools the USDA uses to stabilize American agriculture. Your connection to crop insurance is a quality, trustworthy agent. Learn how to identify a quality agent and forge a long-term relationship that insures your farms future!
|Publisher||Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS)|
|Publication Date||March, 2022|