The first in a series of Farm Bill webinars that will extend through March, each covering a different facet of law and its effects on farming in Arkansas, have been scheduled through the month of January.
The webinars will be hosted by experts from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Farm Service Agency and will run 20-30 minutes each and be followed by a Q&A. The webinars will help participants learn about Farm Service Agency, or FSA, Farm Bill programs and decisions specific to row crop production in Arkansas including:
- Base Acre ReallocationYield updates
- Agricultural Risk Coverage, or ARC
- Price Loss Coverage, PLC
- Supplemental Coverage Option, SCO
- Web-Based decision aids
The team of panelists includes: Tony Franco, chief, Farm Programs Division, FSA; Anita Wilson, agricultural program specialist, FSA; and Robert Coats, professor and extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Brad Watkins, professor and economist for the Division of Agriculture will be fielding questions in the Jan. 20 webinar about the web-based Farm Bill decision aid.
Learning more about ARC and PLC and other farm bill features is extremely important for row crop producers who must make a one-time decision about base and yield updates by Feb. 27, 2015, as well as ARC or PLC election by March 31, 2015, Coats said.
Those wishing to participate must register for each webinar. Upon registration, they will receive an email confirmation with the link to join the webinar and the system requirements for Zoom, the webinar software.
The webinar schedule:
Jan. 13, 9 a.m.: ARC/PLC Overview. Registration link: https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/b5788ad654b990aa7510d14dfea9e911
Jan. 14, 9 a.m.: ARC/PLC Yield Updates. Registration link: https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/f5d06d429a3c0aa5cde7dc3c8da9331e
Jan. 20, 9 a.m.: ARC/PLC Base Reallocations and web-based Farm Bill Decision Aid. Registration link: https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/2afe8cffe92080e134538d7d4481ef37
Jan. 22, 9 a.m.: Price Loss Coverage. Registration link: https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/bc20d3d579d0a2968c34be5db4a05ad8
Jan. 27, 9 a.m.: ARC – County Level. Registration link: https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/2fef879916bbcea97510d14dfea9e911
Jan. 29, 9 a.m.: ARC – Individual Level. Registration link: https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/6d02aed30be7c550cde7dc3c8da9331e
Schedules for February and March webinars are yet to be announced.
For more information about the Farm Bill series contact your county extension office or visit www.uaex.edu/farmbill.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.