CAS’ Ryan Mangus and Kole Swanser each traveled to Rhode Island to meet with and educate Rhode Island Beginning Producers. First, in March, Mangus delivered presentations at each of four Rhode Island high school locations. Then, at the end of April, Swanser conducted a workshop for beginning producers at the Rhode Island FFA State Convention.
Mangus and Swanser both presented introductory risk management and crop insurance informational workshops to beginning producers to reach almost 200 participants.
CAS presenters delivered "Farming is Risky Business," a presentation which includes an introduction to risk and risk management concepts. Attendees engaged in a computer-simulation game where each participant makes operating and marketing decisions on a cow-calf / wheat farming operation.
CAS appreciates the assistance of the Rhode Island FFA and participating vo-ag instructors for coordinating these workshops.