MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (Nov. 11, 2014)—In December, University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency will begin a series of 73 free education seminars to help crop producers understand decisions necessitated by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Crop producers have until March 31, 2015 to make decisions required by the farm bill, including the choice among three new risk management programs. They will be locked into a decision that lasts five years.
The seminars are offered in 72 counties and will be led by Extension educators and FSA; no registration is required. Details are available by going to www.extension.umn.edu. The farm bill repeals several previous programs, including direct payments for most crops. It covers the following crops grown in Minnesota: corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, canola, sunflowers, oats, sorghum, lentils, dry peas, garbanzo beans and flax.
Producers and landowners will need to work closely on program decisions, Klair added. For instance, yield updates and base acre reallocations are landowner decisions, he noted, while other program decisions are made by the farm operator.
Seminars in our region include:
(County, City, Site, Date, Time)
Wilkin Breckenridge Grace Lutheran Church Tue, Dec 02, 2014 1:00 - 3:30
Norman Ada Tubby's Tavern Wed, Dec 03, 2014 9:30 - 12:00
Becker Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn Thu, Dec 04, 2014 8:30 - 11:00
Kittson Hallock City Hall Mon, Dec 15, 2014 9:00 - 11:30
Pennington Thief River Falls Quality Inn Tue, Dec 16, 2014 8:30 - 11:00
Polk Crookston Crookston Inn Tue, Dec 16, 2014 1:30 - 4:00
Clearwater Clearbrook Community Center (Old School) Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:00 - 11:30
Roseau/Lake of Woods Roseau Roseau City Office Building Thu, Dec 18, 2014 9:00 - 11:30
Clay Moorhead Courtyard by Marriot Tue, Jan 06, 2015 1:00 - 3:30
Otter Tail Fergus Falls Big Wood Event Center Wed, Jan 07, 2015 8:30 - 11:00
Red Lake Red lake Falls American Legion Wed, Jan 07, 2015 1:30 - 4:00
Beltrami Blackduck Golf Course Clubhouse Thu, Jan 08, 2015 8:30 - 11:00
Mahnomen Mahnomen White Earth Tribal College Tue, Jan 13, 2015 9:00 - 11:30
Polk McIntosh Community Center Tue, Jan 13, 2015 1:30 - 4:00