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February 22nd - CT Farm Bureau Workshop "Creating a Business Entity", Field Memorial School, Bozrah, CT. Begins at 6:30pm. Contact: 


February 26th - One-on-One Advising Session, 4-8:30pm, TAC Tolland County Extension Center, Vernon. or 860-875-3331


February 27th - Tobacco Research Meeting, 9 am to 1 pm, Scout Hall,  East Windsor


March 6th - CT Department of Agriculture Workshop "Risks & Opportunitie for Wholesale Producers", The Lycium, 227 Lawrence St. Hartford, CT. 8:00am-3:30pm Contact: 


March 6th - CT Farm Bureau Workshop "Transferring and Maintaining PA 490 Land", Memorial Hall, Bethlehem, CT. Begins at 6:30pm. Contact: 


March 10th - Annual CT NOFA Conference, 8am-4pm, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT 


March 10th - One-on-One Advising Session, 9:00am-3:30pm, Common Ground High School, New Haven, CT. or 860-875-3331


March 16th - One-on-One Advising Session, 1:00-8:00pm, Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT. or 860-875-3331


March 19th - Annual Conneticut Dairy Conference, 7:30am-3:00pm, Tolland Agricultural Center, Vernon, CT. Contact:Sheila Andrew


March 28th - One-on-One Advising Session, 9:00am-3:30pm, Middlesex County Extension Center, Haddam, CT. or 860-875-3331


April 7th - One-on-One Advising Session, 9:00am-3:30pm, CT Farm Bureau Association Office, Wethersfield, CT. or 860-875-3331


April 17th - One-on-One Advising Session, 9:00am-3:30pm, Wamogo High School, Litchfield, CT. or 860-875-3331


April 25th - One-on-One Advising Session, 9:00am-3:30pm, New London County Extension Center, Norwich, CT. or 860-875-3331


Other Farmer Workshops and Trainings:

Solid Ground Farmer Trainings

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


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 Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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