If you are considering participating in the alternative farm program safety net called ACRE, the deadline for sign-up is June 1.

A special Webinar is scheduled for 7 a.m. Central Time, Thursday, May 6 to help you assess how well the ACRE program protected crop revenue for 2009 and whether it makes sense for you in 2010-2012.

Guests include Farm Service Agency ACRE expert Brent Orr and Ohio State University economist Carl Zulauf.

Pre-registrants will receive handouts in advance.

The event is sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers, and the American Soybean Association.

For more information — or to sign-up for the webinar — go to http://www.ncga.com.