K-State to Offer Crop and Livestock Insurance Meetings

AGR-Lite, Risk Management Agency updates slated.

A series of meetings designed to help Kansas and Colorado crop and livestock producers learn about Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite and other risk management programs is planned for several locations in the two states.

The nine meetings are sponsored by Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics and K-State Research and Extension; Colorado State University; the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency; and Farm Credit Associations of Kansas.

Topics to be covered at each meeting include: Update from the USDA Risk Management Agency; Introduction to AGR-Lite; What is covered under AGR-Lite?; How is coverage established and how are claims calculated?; and Issues with AGR-Lite.

Each meeting will also include examples and time for questions and discussion.

The dates, locations and contact information for each location are:
• Jan. 21 – Wichita, Kan. – Farm Credit of Central Kansas office, 7940 W. Kellogg Dr. – Ed Frey – 316-721-1100;
• Jan. 23 – Garden City, Kan. – Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. – Holly Pruitt – 620-275-4281;
• Jan. 24 – Manhattan, Kan. – K-State's International Grains Program Conference Center, 1980 Kimball – Janet McPherson – 785-776-6955;
• Feb. 5 – Larned, Kan. – High Plains Farm Credit office, 605 Main St. – Curt Schmidtberger – 785-625-2110;
• Feb. 8 – Ness City, Kan. – Historic Bank Building, 102 W. Main – Eldon Pfannenstiel –785-798-2278;
• Feb. 18 – La Junta or Rocky Ford, Colo. – Location to be determined – Norm Dalsted –970-491-5627;
• Feb. 19 – Brush, Colo. – Events Center/Morgan Co. Fairgrounds – Norm Dalsted – 970-491-5627;
• Feb. 20 – Colby, Kan. – Community Building, 285 E. 5th St. – Virgil Jones – 785-462-2382; and
• Feb. 21 – Baldwin, Kan. – Frontier Farm Credit office, 1270 N. 300 Rd. – Janet McPherson – 785-776-6955.

All of the meetings except the Colby meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. The Colby meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m., with a meal included.

More information about the meetings is available by calling the contact person listed for the site of interest.

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