Does your farm have an emergency plan of action in place if the need should arise?
Every year, farms across the country encounter disaster in one form or another - severe weather destroying farm infrastructure, a social media blowup threatening reputation, or a farm accident tearing up a family with grief; These crises can be heartbreaking, but they don't have to be the end of an operation.
In this program, Farm Broadcaster Mike Pearson shares the lessons he's learned from farm operations that have been through crisis situations, and he'll identify some common best practices for farm families or farm businesses to prepare.
You'll leave with a rough plan to be able to use when you return home.
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Keynote Speaker: Mike Pearson
Mike Pearson was born and raised in South Central Iowa, where he grew to love agriculture on his family’s hog and cattle farm.
After graduating from Simpson College, Mike moved to Grinnell, Iowa where he had the chance to build his own cow herd in addition to working as an agricultural lender.
Over the next 10 years, Mike left the world of finance and entered the world of media. He’s previously hosted “Market to Market” on Public Television, the Ag News Daily podcast, and currently, viewers can find him behind the anchor desk on “This Week in Agribusiness” on RFD-TV and listeners can hear him every day as the host of Agriculture of America, a daily ag-focused radio show carried by affiliate stations across the country.