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 1-800-346-9140 begin_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 406-494-4572 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              406-494-4572      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or [log in to unmask].

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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