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Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Program Overview

UMass Extension in partnership with the USDA – Risk Management Agency is leading the development and delivery of a risk management/crop insurance education program for Massachusetts agricultural & aquacultural producers. This is a multi-faceted program with the intent to provide the most comprehensive and up to date information to Massachusetts producers at meetings, seminars, community events, and other outreach programs, in conjunction with our primary partners and other commodity groups.

Please visit the USDA RMA website at www.rma.usda.gov for useful information.  Producers are encouraged to click on the Farm Risk Plans icon.  Here you can access a variety of risk management tools including the Strengths, Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis Tool along with the Risk Management Checklist.

For further information, questions or to schedule a small group or individual training session, contact UMass Extension Risk Management Specialists, Paul Russell at pmrussell@umext.umass.edu or Tom Smiarowski at tsmiarowski@umext.umass.edu .

 

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