New Combination Crop Insurance Workshops Scheduled

February 9, 2011

By William Edwards, Department of Economics

The old multiple peril crop insurance policies have been replaced by a single policy with several options. Iowa State University Extension will hold workshops to explain the new combination policy. William Edwards, ISU Extension economist, and ISU farm management field specialists, will discuss the new crop insurance policy and options.

Other workshop topics will include the proposed good performance premium refund, basic and enterprise units, and grain marketing considerations. Computer applications will be available to help participants analyze their own farming operations.

Workshops are scheduled at five locations :

Feb. 15 — Cherokee — Cherokee County Extension Office — 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Feb. 21 — Atlantic — Cass County Community Center — 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Feb. 22 — Fairfield — Jefferson County Extension Office — 12-4 p.m.
Feb. 24 — Iowa Falls — Ellsworth Community College (hosted by Hardin County Extension) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 1 — Washington — Washington County Extension Office — 1-4 p.m.

Workshop registration is $20 and includes lunch. To register, call the county extension office hosting the event — Cherokee, 712-225-6196; Atlantic, 877-596-7243; Fairfield, 641-472-4166; Iowa Falls, 888-648-5005; Washington, 319-653-4811. Registration is limited to 30 people per site.

William Edwards is a professor of economics with extension responsibilities in farm business management. Edwards can be contacted at (515) 294-6161 or by emailing

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