Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farms: November 29, 2012 webinar will discuss AGR-Lite and other options
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will offer a webinar on Thursday, November 29, to explain Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite)— a unique type of federally subsided crop insurance that holds great promise to serve the needs of smaller, diverse, specialty crop, organic, and direct-market farmers.
While most insurance products are tied to a specific crop or commodity, AGR-Lite is based on whole-farm revenue and allows farmers who grow several specialty crops, high value crops (including organic), or diverse crops and livestock products, to insure their production based on the farm’s historic revenue.
The free, hour-long webinar, “Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farms” will explain how AGR-Lite works and also will demonstrate NCAT’s new AGR-Lite Wizard assessment tool. This tool allows farmers to evaluate the usefulness of whole-farm revenue insurance for their own situation, and is available as a free download from www.agrlitewizard.com, or by calling 1-800-346-9140. Read more »