Farmer After Hours: Protect the Farm

  • The Workshop Brewing Company 221 Garland Street Traverse City, MI, 49684 United States

Farmer + Farmer Community + Security = Peace of Mind

Maybe you're not worried about insurance at all but want to hang out and talk about the weather with other area growers and feel mutual support in what you do — that is Farmer After Hours! Maybe you are a small farmer that isn't quite sure what to do about protecting your farm and is just beginning to wrap your head around the idea, or you have started the process of planning ahead and have specific questions for a knowledgeable agent about how to protect your farm — that is the Whole Farm Revenue Protection workshop. This event is both! For gardeners, homesteaders, new farmers, experienced farmers, farm educators, and farm-related businesses in the West Bay area that want to network AND for small farmers with questions about farm protection.

Enjoy special deals for farmers our gracious hosts at The Workshop Brewing Company.

Free - but please RSVP.

This is a West Bay Small Farm Guild event with the support of Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, and USDA-RMA.

Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP)
Join us for an overview of resources from WFRP by (a local insurance expert). WFRP provides a risk management safety net for all commodities on the farm under one insurance policy and is available in all counties nationwide. This insurance plan is tailored for any farm with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue, including farms with specialty or organic commodities (both crops and livestock), or those marketing to local, regional, farm-identity preserved, specialty, or direct markets. The deadline for this insurance is March 15 for this growing season and a local expert can answer your questions about this cycle or general questions for those who are just starting to think about insurance options.

Farmer After Hours
Farmer After Hours is a a Crosshatch Guild event for those that want to cross-pollinate with peers, and while they're at it, enjoy a brew. Use this time to swap seeds, talk about equipment, make bulk orders on supplies, animal feed, etc., ask questions about farm issues, talk about the weather, offer assistance to others that are just starting, organize skilled volunteers to get greenhouses up, match mentors with people who want to learn skills, or anything else that’s been on your farming mind.