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The UVM Agricultural Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education Program helps producers address the risks that confront every farming operation. The goal is to provide useful information, resources and links about crop insurance and other risk management programs that will help farmers manage production, marketing and other farm business perils. This UVM program is supported by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA).   

Vermont Agricultural Producers Managing Risk

Crop Insurance & Risk Management Resources

Farm Management Team Program

Annual crops

Corn for Silage and Grain 2022 Crop Year (PDF)
NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines, June 2019 (PDF)
Crop Insurance for Small Grains - 2021 Crop Year (PDF)
2022 Risk Management Programs for Vegetable and Berry Growers (PDF)


Risk Management Programs for Beekeepers 2022 Crop Year (PDF)

Diversified enterprises

Whole Farm Revenue Protection RMA Fact Sheet 
RMA Fact Sheet on Micro Farm Program (PDF)

Grains and Specialty crops

Nursery Inventory Software RMA (EPLPPS) 
Nursery Crop Insurance, 2020 (PDF)
Maple 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Hop Risk Coverage, 2020 (PDF)
U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program 
Crop Insurance for Small Grains - 2021 Crop Year (PDF)
2022 Hemp Risk Coverage Fact Sheet (PDF)
RMA Hemp Policy Fact Sheet (PDF)


Dairy Revenue Protection RMA Fact Sheet
Beef Vt Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
2022 Risk Management for Dairy Producers (PDF)
Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance (Dairy-RP) (PDF)
Sheep and Goat Vt Fact Sheet, 2019(PDF)
Livestock 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Johne's Disease Fact Sheet (PDF)
Article - Dairy Margin Coverage Q & A with Marin Bozic 


Crop Insurance for Organic Producers, 2022 (PDF)
Link: RMA Organic Crops Information 
Link: RMA Organic Price Addendum 

Perennial crops

Apple Crop Insurance RMA Fact Sheet (PDF)
Forage Seeding RMA Fact Sheet - 2019 crop year (PDF) 
Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance 2021 Crop Year (PDF)
2022 Risk Management Programs for Vegetable and Berry Growers (PDF)

Other Resources

Building Your Networks video series 
USDA Risk Management Checklist (PDF)
USDA Programs for New and Beginning Farmers, 2019 (PDF)
What to Expect from Your Crop Insurance Agent, 2021 (PDF)
2018 Farm Bill Summary of Titles (PDF)
PDF iconNatural Disaster and Crop Insurance (PDF)
2017 Census of Agriculture 

More Ag Risk Info

Farm First: Less Stress, More Farming (PDF)
Managing Agricultural Risk (PDF)
VAAFM produce safety programs (PDF)
Mediating Loss of Forages Due to Lack of Rainfall (PDF)
Vermont Association of Conservation Districts RAP Quiz 
Vermont Agricultural Mediation Program (VTAMP) (PDF)

Recorded Webinars

Milk Pricing Outlook & USDA Dairy Revenue Protection (5/17/22)

For more information on:

Aquaculture Business Planning & Risk Management (Maine Aquaculture Association, Nov. 2020)

National Crop Insurance Services

Visit the NCIS website to watch past webinars.



Jake Jacobs

UVM Crop Insurance Education Coordinator
802-656-7356 (message line)


This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28588 and Award Number 2018-70027-28584.  Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.

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News & Events

The International Agritourism Conference will be in Burlington August 30 - September 1.  Information and registration: There are scholarships for Vermont producers. Apply for a scholarship:

Article: Cover Crops Play a Starring Role in Climate Change Mitigation

Calendar of Funding Opportunities (Vt. Agency of Ag, Food & Markets/VAAFM)

Farm Management Team applications accepted while there are still openings.  See information and applications on this website.