Are you ready to make your 2014 crop insurance choice(s)? The deadline to make crop insurance decisions for spring planted crops this year is March 15, 2014. This webinar will review the 2014 crop insurance decisions faced by Midwest corn and soybean producers and provide insight regarding how to choose coverage that best fits your farming operation. Crop insurance topics covered will include revenue protection and yield protection products, crop insurance units and guarantees. The webinar will also provide a brief overview of the new Farm Bill, focusing on the new Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) that will be available in the future. Join Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier, Roman Keeney and Jim Mintert for this webinar on March 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. (EST).
Webinar Faculty Presenters
|Michael Langemeier, Associate Director, Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture
Michael Langemeier joined Purdue University in July 2012. Michael’s Extension and research interests include cropping systems, benchmarking, strategic management, cost of production, and technical and economic efficiency. Most of Michael’s research has focused on the efficiency of farms and ranches, and crop and livestock enterprise production costs and efficiency. He has also conducted research related to tillage systems, biomass crops and the tradeoff between crop rotation profitability and water quality.
|Roman Keeney, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Roman Keeney began his appointment with the agricultural economics faculty of Purdue University in August 2005 as assistant professor of farm and rural household economics. Roman’s research program explores how farm households and rural residents respond to and are impacted by changes to farm and farm related policies. Roman has worked extensively on the interaction between U.S. domestic farm programs and international trade barriers, focusing in particular on the distribution of gains and losses across the population of U.S. farmers. Recently, Roman has taken on Extension responsibilities for analysis and education of farm payment programs.
|Jim Mintert, Assistant Director of Extension for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Purdue University
James Mintert is the assistant director of Extension for agriculture and natural resources and a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue's faculty in 2009, Jim was a professor and Extension state leader in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University for 23 years. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and a doctorate from the University of Missouri.