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Visiting scholar to discuss crop insurance

Posted: Thursday, Sep 5th, 2013

BROOKINGS – Farmers, crop insurance and the weather are intricately related. Those interested in learning more about protecting themselves from loss are encouraged to come to South Dakota State University to hear a visiting scholar who is researching the subject.

Dmitry Vedenov, associate professor of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University, will come to campus Friday, Sept. 6, to present a seminar on “Approaches to Design of Weather Insurance Contracts Under Data Limitations.”

The seminar will be held at the Avera Health and Science Center in room 0041 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The seminar is free and open to the public.

“When you are dealing with data limitations, how do you actually design a contract and what sort of measurement tools are out there that will help you design a contract for insurance?” asks Eluned Jones, professor and head of the department of economics at SDSU. “Dr. Vedenov is an expert on this subject.

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