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Local farmer meeting planned

Diversified Crop Insurance Services will sponsor a farmer meeting on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Lunch will be served. There is no charge for the events.

Area farmers and those interested in agriculture are invited to attend and hear discussions on area crops in 2013 and beyond. Space is limited.

Rich Morrison, risk management analyst for Diversified Crop Insurance Services, will be one of the expert speakers for those in attendance. He brings more than 25 years' experience working in the grain business and as a commodity broker.

For customers and prospective customers of Diversified Crop Insurance Services, Morrison helps farmers to understand their risk and gives them options.

Morrison grew up on a grain farm in east-central Illinois and is a graduate of the University of Illinois. He travels across the country to talk to farmers about how they can embrace risk and take advantage of opportunities presented to them.

To make reservations, contact Diversified Crop Insurance Services at (507) 290-0059.