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Solid Ground Farmer Trainings

 

Aug. 23 - Food Safety Modernization Act Informational Session, What Does it Mean for Farmers? 10:00am-12:00pm, CAES Valley Laboratory, 153 Cook Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095, Free program. No registration required. For more information, contact: Rebecca.Eddy@ct.gov or 860-713-2538.

 

Aug. 30 - "Grants and Financial Assistance for Connecticut Farmers" 6-8PM at the Oxford Town Hall Large Meeting Room, 486 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT. No registration required. Contact: CT Farm Bureau 860-768-1100 for more information

 

Sept. 6 - "Branding Your Farm 101" 6-9PM at the Middlesex County Extension Center, 1066 Old Saybrook Rd, Haddam, CT. Contact: MacKenzie White or 860-875-3331 for more information.

 

Sept. 16 - "Common Ground New Haven Garden Workshop Day" - 9:00am-2:30pm, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, 333 Sherman Ave, New Haven

 

Sept. 20 - "Cover Crops for Connecticut's Small Farms and Gardens" - 6-8PM, Massaro Community Farm, Woodbridge, CT RSVP:www.ctnofa.orgctnofa@ctnofa.org, or by calling 203-308-2584 

 

Sept. 21 - "Keeping Those Dratted Diseases Out of Your Crops - Diseases and their management primarily for greenhouse growers and retailers" at the Jones Auditorium of the CT Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, CT Contact: Leanne Pundt (5.5 pesticide credits)

 

Sept. 27 - "Maintaining and Transferring PA 490 Farmland Forest Land and Open Space" 6:30-8:30PM at the Woodstock Town Hall Room 1, 415 Route 169, Woodstock, CT.   No registration required. Contact: CT Farm Bureau 860-768-1100 for more information

Building a Farm Risk Management Plan

Developing a set of business goals and a strategy to attain those goals is the first step in any farm risk management plan. Sound risk management means reducing the impact of risk and considering all options available to you. The sites listed below will help you review the risks you face and options available to you to manage those risks.

Fact Sheets

Links

These sites provide general information on farm risk management. Each site opens the door to an array of related topics.

  • Purdue Extension - This site provides an excellent list of publications including, but not limited to, such topics as making a business better or bigger, value added agriculture and business tools.
  • Risk and Risk Management - These fact sheets define risk management.
  • Ag Risk Education Library - Excellent site that provides many useful publications on a variety of management topics. Click on Ag Risk Library.
  • New England Small Farm Institute - An excellent site that provides course and workshop information as well as important articles on the subject. (.pdf)
  • Four Roads to the Future of Agriculture - Information presented describes the skills, resources and strategies farmers will need to make their way in the future. (.pdf)

These sites provide specific information on farm risk management. Please refer to the brief web site description for details.

  

The Farm Risk Management and Crop Insurance website has been developed as part of a Targeted States Crop Insurance Education/Information Partnership conducted by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, D.C., 02050-9410 or call 1-866-632-9992 Toll Free; or 1-800-877-8339 Federal Relay Service; or 1-800-845-6136 (In Spanish); or 1-800 795-3272 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time; or (TDD) 720-2600. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”