Illinois: Free Farmdoc Webinar Series Starts Feb. 27

    Since 1999, a team of University of Illinois agricultural economists has shared applied research, educational information, and analysis on the farmdoc website to agricultural producers and businesses. This month farmdoc is expanding its reach by launching an informational series of webinars.

    Registration is free; however, preregistration is required and each webinar is limited to 1,000 attendees. To register for one or all of the webinars, visit here.

    “We currently have six webinars scheduled, one per week with the first on Feb. 27 and the last on March 31,” said U of I agricultural economist and farmdoc team leader Scott Irwin. “These will be live events at which participants will have the opportunity to send specific questions to the presenter. All of the presenters are U of I faculty and staff who regularly contribute to farmdoc and farmdocDAILY.”

    Irwin said that each webinar will be limited to one hour. The format will be fast-paced with about 30 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes for questions and answers. The webinars can be viewed on desktop computers, laptop computers, and mobile devices. Technical requirements for the webinar are available here.

    The series details are as follows. (Note the Central Standard and Central Daylight times.)

    Thursday, Feb. 27, 8 to 9 a.m. CST

    “Crop Insurance 2014” presented by Gary Schnitkey

    Wednesday, March 5, 8 to 9 a.m. CST

    “Understanding the Price Loss Coverage and Agriculture Risk Coverage programs in the 2014 Farm Bill” presented by Jonathan Coppess

    Wednesday, March 12, 8 to 9 a.m. CDT

    “Farm Bill: SCO and Crop Insurance” presented by Nick Paulson

    Wednesday, March 19, 8 to 9 a.m. CDT

    “Crop Economic Outlook 2014” presented by Gary Schnitkey

    Wednesday, March 26, 8 to 9 a.m. CDT

    “Introduction and Strategic Implementation of the Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program” presented by John Newton

    Monday, March 31, 2 to 3 p.m. CDT

    “Implications of USDA’s March 1 Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings Reports for Corn and Soybean Balance Sheets and Price Prospects” presented by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin

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