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Whole Farm Insurance Assessment Tool Now Available

A new tool is available for farmers to assess the usefulness of a federally
subsidized whole farm insurance product free of charge from the National
Center for Appropriate Technology. The user-friendly software tool
simplifies access to this relatively new kind of insurance, called Adjusted
Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite), that protects the revenue of the farm rather
than the specific commodities produced. Designed and tested by farmers using
an advanced software development process, the software will assist farmers
to assess whether the AGR-Lite insurance product is a valuable way to buffer
their farm revenue from the impacts of weather and the price volatility of
their products.

This free tool is available in CD format from NCAT by calling
1-800-346-9140begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
              1-800-346-9140      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Beginning
early next year, it will also be accessible in a web-based format.

In addition, selected individuals will be paid up to $280 for no more than
six hours of work in evaluating the tool. For more information contact
Agriculture Specialist Jeff Schahczenski at
406-494-4572begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
              406-494-4572      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or
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Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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