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Friday, February 26, 2010
CAS Delivers Risk Management Information to Beginning Producers in the Cowboy State
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CAS presenters Scott Crosby and Ryan Mangus recently began taking CAS' risk management information program throughout Wyoming to share with beginning producers in the Cowboy State. Members of Wyoming's Vocational Agriculture community in 14 Wyoming communities participated in the interactive presentations. Working directly with local FFA chapters, Crosby and Mangus introduced attendees to basic risk management principles and crop insurance programs offered to Wyoming agricultural producers.

To illustrate the challenges of managing risk and the role of Federal Crop Insurance Programs in agricultural risk management, attendees participated in an interactive learning simulation that illustrated uncertainty and risk in a simulated Wyoming feedlot/cow-calf operation. The outcomes of the game varied by student depending on uncontrollable chance and the risks chosen by a given student over a simulated six-year period.

CAS continues risk management training efforts throughout Wyoming and is open to community members and other interested individuals. For further information, please contact CAS at 877-227-8094 or via email at info@casnow.com.

Friday, February 26, 2010
CAS Presents Crop Insurance Education to Utah Beginning Producers in February
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CAS presenter Scott Crosby has been busy the last few weeks sharing CAS' exciting risk management simulation with Utah beginning farmers and ranchers. Participants involved with nine Utah Vo-Ag programs took part in the interactive training exercises. Working directly with local FFA chapters, Crosby introduced attendees to basic risk management principles and crop insurance programs offered to Utah agricultural producers.

To illustrate the challenges of managing risk and the role of Federal Crop Insurance Programs in agricultural risk management, attendees participated in an interactive learning simulation that illustrated uncertainty and risk in a simulated Utah feedlot/cow-calf operation. The outcomes of the game varied by student depending on uncontrollable chance and the risks chosen by a given student over a simulated six-year period.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
CAS Delivers Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Program Information to Arizona Cattlemen
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CAS' Brett Crosby recently delivered Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) program information to Arizona cattle producers attending the Arizona Cattlemen's Association (ACA) Winter Meeting on February 24, 2010. Crosby presented attendees with information about the structure, operation, and availability of the Livestock Risk Protection Program offered by the USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA).

CAS' presentation was delivered as part of a RMA Commodity Partnership to inform Arizona cattle producers of the availability and function of the LRP Program that protects producers against downside price risk. The partnership is administered by RMA’s Davis, CA Regional Office.

Crosby's presentation focused on risk management issues and RMA's LRP Program. After introducing basic concepts of risk, risk management, and Federal crop insurance, Crosby told producers about previous program experience and participation rates. Crosby then provided an in-depth description of the LRP Program, including specific examples of premium, coverage, and indemnity calculations.

Saturday, February 20, 2010
CAS Reaches Indiana Beginning Producers
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During the week of February 15, 2010, Custom Ag Solutions worked with the Indiana FFA and the Indiana Young Farmers' Association to deliver risk management and crop insurance information to Indiana beginning producers.

 

Six sessions were coordinated with the Indiana FFA and delivered by CAS' John Mangus.  Events were held in Kokomo, Rossville, Charlottesville, Sheridan, Michigantown, and Thorntown.  Attendees learned risk management fundamentals and details about the basic operation of Federal crop insurance programs.  Attendees also participated in an interactive learning simulation game requiring decisions about managing risk and participating in crop insurance programs.  The game's outcomes varied by student depending on uncontrollable chance and the risks chosen by a given student over a simulated six-year period.

 

Mangus also attended and presented at the 2010 Indiana Young Farmers' Association Annual State Convention held on February 20, 2010, in Indianapolis.  Mangus presented CAS' "Ag 2020 (Survive Today - Thrive Tomorrow) Program" to explain some of the risks facing Indiana agricultural producers during this time of economic uncertainty.  Attendees also learned about the structure and benefits of Federal Crop Insurance Programs available in Indiana. 

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