Aug. 29--The Virginia Cooperative Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture'sRisk Management Agency and RightRisk will host a meeting Sept. 12 that will help cattle producers learn how to secure drought insurance for 2013 by using the Pasture, Range and Forage Program, and explore opportunities for getting market price insurance through the Livestock Risk Protection Program.
The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex on U.S. 29 in Chatham. There will be a $5 fee collected at the door to defray the cost for dinner.
The meeting is open to anyone interested and officials request you pre-register by Sept. 5 by calling the cooperative extension in Pittsylvania County at (434) 432-7770 or (434) 656-6211, ext. 7770 to make arrangements.
Jay Parsons, agriculture economist from Colorado State University; John Hewlett, farm management specialist with the University of Wyoming; and Tom Stanley, extension agent with the Virginia Cooperative Extension will conduct the educational session that will include an interactive computer simulation of two years on a Virginia calf-cow operation. Participants will get to test their skills at decision making and risk management to see how they impact the operation's net income.
Those with disabilities needing assistance can contact Jamie Stowe at (434) 432-7770 five days before the event to discuss accommodations.
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