Farmers are faced with uncertainty and risk every growing season. Changes and differences in weather patterns are typically the main driver for this risk, but other factors such as commodity prices and pest pressure can also be contributing factors. Although every farm activity will have a certain inherent level of risk associated with it, some of this risk can be reduced and its impact lessened with certain management practices. This presentation will provide some recommendations to help lower risk for a crop production operation by looking at soil management, but these recommendations are not comprehensive by any means. It is advised to also pay close attention to agronomic, weed, insect, and other pest management guidelines to further improve risk management of a farming operation using an integrated approach.