Learning Programs

Learning Program Schedule
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    She Grows Farm Women Conference



    Brooke Starks

    Dr. Dave Kohl

    Maria Boerngen


    Thursday, July 18
    Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Mitchell Museum

    Mt. Vernon, IL





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    Farm Financials 1


    Wednesday, August 7

    Carriage House, Altamont


    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Lunch Included









    HR on the Farm - Retirement Options



    Brian Bollman & Ian Park, Northwestern Mutual




    Tuesday, July 23

    Free Webinar








    Maximizing Opportunities in the Carbon Market



    Megan Miller, Precision Conservation Management




    Tuesday, August 13

    Free Webinar








    Land Values - 2024 Benchmark Study



    Kent Reid, FCI Chief Appraiser




    Tuesday, September 10

    Free Webinar







Learning Program Offerings

These workshops are scheduled annually and will be listed above when registration is open.

Farm Financials 1: Statements & Analysis

  • This interactive workshop led by FCI experts breaks down the balance sheet in detail and works through completion of an example balance sheet. Learn how to leverage your numbers and crop insurance coverage to manage the financial health of your farm. Sessions offered in the summer and winter.

Farm Financials 2: Benchmarking & Roadmapping

  • FCI collaborated with Farm Business farm Management (FBFM) to build on the foundation set in Farm Financials 1. Dive deeper into understanding financial ratios and best practices of successful operations. Leave equipped with tools to better monitor and forecast your farm’s financial trendlines and develop plans to achieve long term business goals. Sessions offered in the summer and winter.

Fielding Forward Crop Insurance Meetings

  • Hear the latest perspectives on grain markets and timely updates on topics including managing weather risk, ag policy and farm bill discussions, and how to maximize potential on every acre. Plus get the latest updates on federal crop insurance from FCI agents as you consider coverage options. Meetings held in January and February.

Spring Training

  • Warm up for the season ahead with insights from industry experts. Sessions offered each February.

Ag Minded Hour*

  • Join our Ag Minded Hour webinars and learn more about various timely topics. These free webinars are offered at various times throughout the year.

Insure with Confidence

  • This workshop explores the fundamentals of the federal crop insurance program and equips you to confidently select the coverage that will enhance your operation’s risk management plan.


Our Fielding Forward Crop Insurance meetings and Ag Minded Hour Webinars are recorded. To view these recordings* of previous programs visit our Program Recordings page.

*Virtual programs and recordings are not eligible for FreshRoots vouchers

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