S.C. State 1890 hosts workshop series for limited-resource, minority farmers

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Series assists farmers with risk management and marketing strategies

From staff reports

The SC State University 1890 Research & Extension program is hosting a five-part workshop series for small and minority farmers. The Implementing Risk Management Marketing Plans and Strategies workshop series provides agricultural program education, individualized training on small farm risk management and understanding marketing plans and strategies at an enterprise level.

The series began Aug. 7 and will conclude Nov. 13 at Camp Harry E. Daniels (116 Camp Daniels Road, Elloree, S.C).

As part of the series, farmers will receive an overview on risk management and risk management tools, including information on crop insurance programs, market and disaster assistance, animal and plant health and recovery from natural disasters. Farmers will also gain knowledge on general marketing principles, perform individualized marketing assessments and participate in group discussions with presenters, Dr. Laurance Crane, National Crop Insurance Services; Dr. Albert Essel, executive administrator for the Association of 1890 Extension Administrator; and S.C. State 1890 agriculture Extension agents.

The remaining dates for the Implementing Risk Management Marketing Plans and Strategy workshop are:

Workshop No. 4: Oct. 23

Workshop No. 5: Nov. 13

For more information on the Implementing Risk Management Marketing Plans and Strategies workshop, contact Mark Nettles, sustainable agriculture and natural resources Extension agent, at mnettles@scsu.edu.

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