With the March 31 deadline for Farm Bill base and yield updates and election of Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage looming, there are two labs set for Tuesday and Friday for farmers to get hands-on experience with a web-based decision aid.

“To help farmers and landowners with their 2014 Farm Bill decisions, we are continuing to offer workshops this month on the Texas A&M decision aid,” said Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Remaining March workshops are scheduled for the following times and locations:

Arkansas State University – Jonesboro
Tuesday, March 17, 6 p.m.
Arkansas State University 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

These are hands-on training sessions that would be applicable for farm managers, bankers, accountants, attorneys, insurance agents, farmers, and landlords. The workshops will help attendees gain a much better understanding of the decisions related to updating yields, reallocating base acreage, and selecting Agricultural Risk Coverage, or ARC,  as well as Price Loss Coverage , or PLC.

If you are unable to attend either of these workshops, the Texas A&M decision aid can be found at this link: https://usda.afpc.tamu.edu. To learn more about the Farm Bill, visit http://uaex.edu/farm-ranch/economics-marketing/farm-bill/.