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Learn more about risk management at The Dish

Risk management is critical in farming today as producers deal with the inherent uncertainties of agriculture. By adopting strategies that limit risks posed by unpredictable weather conditions, changing markets, or volatile geopolitical factors, producers can protect and grow their operation.

Each producer needs to examine their situation and the tools available to them before making risk management decisions. Luckily, an upcoming information session, The Dish at AgSmart, will equip farmers with the diverse tools and strategies they need to navigate the complexities of agricultural risk management. The Dish, hosted by Agriculture Financial Services (AFSC), takes place July 30 in Olds and will feature lunch and networking opportunities.

“This year’s session of The Dish will give young, new and existing producers an opportunity to really look at what risk management entails,” said Darryl Kay, AFSC’s chief executive officer. “Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain insights into the evolving landscape of farming.” 

The Dish will feature two keynote speakers to explore the changing face of agriculture, consumer preferences, and the role of technology and global trade in agriculture. Their goal is to analyze the implications of these themes on risk management in agriculture, examining various strategies and tools to mitigate risk effectively. Following their presentations, a panel discussion will explore real life applications of risk management strategies and tools.

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