Farm bill options, farm stress explored

HUNTINGBURG — Agricultural producers and their families can learn more about maintaining local farms now and into the future at a workshop presented by county organizations.

Options available to local producers for the current USDA Farm Bill sign up along with crop insurance decisions will be featured at the Dubois County Farm Management Workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Huntingburg Event Center, 110 E. 14th St.

The event is free and open to the public, although registration is required by Friday, Jan. 3, due to meal, limited seating, and materials.

USDA Farm Service Agency County Extension Director Samantha Fleenor and Purdue Extension ANR Educator Nick Held will discuss the 2020 USDA programs and how to select the most appropriate program options for your farm.  Randy Boberg, Boberg Crop Insurance Service Agent, will explore steps to consider when working with your crop insurance provider, and Tonya Short, Purdue Extension HHS Educator, will talk about dealing with everyday stress on the family farm.

To register, contact the Purdue Extension-Dubois County office at or812-482-1782 (leave name, email and phone number). 


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