MEETING REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY (MONDAY, MAY 13).

CONFERENCE HOTEL ROOM BLOCK NOW CLOSED. CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY OR CONTACT ONE OF THE NEIGHBORING HOTELS FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATES.

The Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) Centers are holding the 2018 Farm Bill Education Conference to provide information and training for university and ag professionals that serve producers and provide education and insight on new farm program details, opportunities, and decisions.

The conference will run from 8:00 a.m. on May 22 until 12:00 noon on May 23 at the Holiday Inn KCI and adjoining KCI Expo Center near the airport in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference will cover multiple titles and components of the 2018 Farm Bill with a focus on producer decisions and management implications. The agenda will also include discussion of the development and implementation of the farm bill as well as a broader look at the farm outlook and related policy issues affecting producers.

Please note the meeting registration closes on Monday, May 13. The conference room block at the hotel is now closed and the hotel may be sold out completely on one or more of the nights. Registrants can contact the Holiday Inn KCI directly for information on availability and rates or search for availability in one of the neighboring hotels. Look for further information on the accommodations page.

The ERME Centers around the country, in collaboration with the Farm Foundation, National Crop Insurance Services, the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center at Alcorn State University, and others are providing the primary financial support to deliver the conference. Individual meeting registration is $100 per person to partially cover facility and meal costs, including breakfast each day as well as a lunch and evening reception on the first day. To support the public land grant mission to deliver farm bill education, Extension, university, and other public sector participants can register at a discounted rate of $50 per person.

If there are any questions, please contact Brad Lubben at the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center at (402) 472-2235 or blubben2@unl.edu.