COUNTRY, IFB team to offer farm webinars

COUNTRY Financial and Illinois Farm Bureau staff will host four live webinars in January and February to provide farmers across the state information about changes to federal crop insurance and new private products offered by COUNTRY, the No. 1 crop hail insurer in Illinois.

The format will also allow viewers to ask questions in real time, just as they would in the traditional meeting format at county Farm Bureau offices and other locations.

Those interested in attending the live webinars can sign up in advance at Meetings include 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19, 11 a.m. Jan. 27, 4 p.m. Feb. 9 and noon Feb. 25.

“Farmers across Illinois and the entire United States are continuing their work to support their families and feed our country, and still need planning and protection updates to help them better prepare for success in the upcoming planting season and beyond,” said Doug Yoder, COUNTRY Financial crop agency manager.

RFD Radio Network Director Rita Frazer will host the 90-minute live meetings, covering topics and presentations by a team of experts, including Yoder on high-level crop insurance/farm bill changes; IFB Director of National Legislation and Policy Development Adam Nielsen, legislative updates; and COUNTRY Planning Support Manager Joe Buhrmann, farm legacy planning.

COUNTRY’s website also offers a growing menu of presentations and supportive information for 2021 farm planning. Visitors will find a library of prerecorded seminars that can be watched at any time. Topics include farm bill updates, crop claims review, precision planning and drone technology overview and the AgriVisor 2021 market outlook.

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