Seeds of Success Webinar: Crop Insurance for Organic Farmers

Seeds of Change Webinar

Join the OFA during the third session of Seeds of Success where they will explore Crop Insurance for Organic Farmers: What’s Working, What’s Not, and How We Can Make it Work for Us on April 16, 2024, at 2PM ET.

In a changing climate, crop insurance can make or break a farmer’s ability to keep farming the next year. But this federally-subsidized program, intended as a safety-net for farmers, serves some producers, growing a few specific crops, better than others. The program, as currently designed, feeds into consolidation of land and resources in agriculture, with crop insurance being the only subsidized farm program with no upper limit on the funds that a farmer can receive from the federal government, a practice which reinforces existing power structures and leads to fewer, bigger, and less diverse farms.

Organic and transitioning farmers, specifically, find themselves misunderstood and underserved in the crop insurance system, as their practices, rotations, transition and certification processes are not widely understood by the agents serving them, and can be in conflict with Risk Management Agency requirements.

Our Presenters:

Join Noah Wendt - A&W Farms, Iowa, and Seth Kroeck - Crystal Spring Farm, Maine as they share their experiences with crop insurance.

This is a facilitated event and will be an interactive, informal space for farmers to share their challenges, successes, and questions. Farmers will have an opportunity to have open conversations on the topic. This webinar will be facilitated by Julia Barton, Farmer Services Director, OFA. Please send any questions to Julia Barton.



Cost to join: Free
Webinar facilitated by: Organic Farmers Association


April 16, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2pm
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