11th-hour Federal Crop Insurance information meeting
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to some rate changes in the Federal Crop Insurance program, an
information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday (March 10) at 7 a.m.
at the Extension office in Lincoln. Dr. Gary Schnitkey, University
of Illinois specialist, will present the program.
Information provided will
include a comparison of crop insurance products, cost effectiveness
and rate comparisons. Keep in mind that insurance decisions must be
finalized by the 15th of March, hence the “11th hour” designation.
There is an excellent set of
crop insurance information on the Internet at
http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/cropins/index.html. This information
includes historical yields, fact sheets and a product evaluator.
If you are interested in
attending the meeting, simply call the Extension office so we'll
know about how many chairs to set up. The meeting is co-sponsored by
University of Illinois Extension and Sangamon Valley FBFM
Management-intensive grazing is
the buzzword for livestock producers these days. One of the keys to
making the system work is the proper selection of your forage
species. To this end, a workshop has been scheduled in Springfield
on March 31 from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sangamon County Extension
office in Springfield, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Reservations are required, but there is no cost. Call the Sangamon
County office at (217)782-4617 to make a reservation.
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Some of the most knowledgeable
forage agronomists in the Midwest will headline the meeting. These
speakers include Steve Wallace, agronomist for Barenbrug Seed, from
Vinton, Iowa; Dave Robison, agronomist for Ampac Seed, from Winona
Lake, Ind.; and Tom Kolkmeier, agronomist for Pennington Seed, from
Knob Noster, Mo. They will discuss the various pasture forage
species and how to combine them into various mixtures to provide
high-quality grazing throughout the year.
A program flyer is available
from the Logan or Sangamon County Extension offices.
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