University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts will be delivering four additional decision aid workshops, as well as an additional online webinar, for the 2014 Farm Bill over the next two weeks.

 Scott Stiles, an economist with the Division of Agriculture, will be leading the in-person workshops in Jonesboro, Forrest City and Wynne.

 “These are hands-on training sessions that would be applicable for farm managers, bankers, accountants, attorneys, insurance agents, farmers, and landlords,” Stiles said. “The 2014 Farm Bill Commodity provisions are complex and attendees will learn how to use the Texas A&M Computer Decision Aid-a decision tool endorsed by U.S. Department of Agriculture.”

 Stiles said attendees will gain a much better understanding of the complex decisions related to updated yields, reallocating base acreage, and Agricultural Risk Coverage, including individual (ARC-I) and county (ARC-CO) variants, as well as Price Loss Coverage and the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO).

 Workshops are scheduled at the following times and locations:

Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Tuesday March 10, 6:00 p.m.
ASU College of Agriculture 
Computer Lab (AG 242)
contact: sstiles@uaex.edu or 870.972.2481

East Arkansas Community College - Forrest City
Computer Lab (Building C/Lab 1)
March 13, 2015 10:00 a.m. 
Contact: mcrow@uaex.edu or 870.261.1730

Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Tuesday March 17, 6:00 p.m.
ASU College of Agriculture 
Computer Lab (AG 242)
contact: sstiles@uaex.edu or 870.972.2481

East Arkansas Community College - Wynne
Friday March 20, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Computer Lab (TBA)
contact: raklerk@uaex.edu or(870) 238-5745

The March 5 webinar will begin at 9 a.m., and will be hosted by University of Arkansas professors Bobby Coates and Brad Watkins. Coates and Watkins will focus on decisions related to Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage. Readers can register for the webinar at https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/a7b855ef47a9805cd746f627e8486654.