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Agritourism Intensive 2015; Managing the risks of agritourism for California farm and ranch diversification

Award Amount: $49,953
Institution: Small Farm Program, University of California
Project Director: Shermain Hardesty (shermain@primal.ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project uses a peer-reviewed agritourism training manual, incorporates learning... More

Agritourism Intensive 2018: Managing the Risks of Agritourism for California Farm and Ranch Diversification

Award Amount: $49,780
Institution: University of California, Davis
Project Director: Gail Feenstra (gwfeenstra@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project delivers strategies for understanding, evaluating and managing the... More

Agritourism Intensive: Managing the risks of agritourism as an income diversification strategy for California producers

Award Amount: $45,358
Institution: UC Davis, Dept of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Project Director: Shermain Hardesty (shermain@primal.ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project uses a peer-reviewed agritourism training manual, incorporates learning... More

Agritourism Intensive: Managing the risks of agritourism as an income diversification strategy in California

Award Amount: $49,761
Institution: UC Davis, Dept of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Project Director: Shermain Hardesty (shermain@primal.ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project uses a peer-reviewed agritourism manual, incorporates learning from... More

Beginner Farmer Needs Assessment: Perceiving Constraints and Opportunities to Farming Beyond the 10 Year Mark

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: University of California Davis
Project Director: Sara Riegler (seriegler@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Exploratory Projects
Summary
This project will seek to understand the constraints experienced by... More

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Results Oriented Financial Planning Workshops

Award Amount: $49,535
Institution: Glenn County Resource Conservation District
Project Director: Kandi Manhart (Kandi.Manhart@ca.nacdnet.net)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addresses the need for business planning assistance for... More

Biosecurity Proficiency Project for Beginning Producers in California 4-H.

Award Amount: $49,484
Institution: Veterinary Medicine Extension University of California, Davis
Project Director: Martin Smith (mhsmith@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will address the pathogen transmission risks present in... More

Building Beginning Farmer's Financial Record Keeping and Risk Analysis Capabilities

Award Amount: $37,583
Institution: Center for Land-Based Learning
Project Director: Sri Sethuratnam (sri@landbasedlearning.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will cover financial records and analysis, and cost... More

Building Climate Resilience via Agroecology and Learning Networks

Award Amount: $49,990
Institution: MESA, Inc.
Project Director: Natalia Pinzon (natalia@mesaprogram.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Our project will enable farmers to utilize online courses and... More

Building Profitable Farms and Strong Financial Management

Award Amount: $49,931
Institution: California FarmLink
Project Director: Nathan Weller (nathan@cafarmlink.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The Building Profitable Farms and Strong Financial Management Project focuses... More

Business Tools for Tough Times

Award Amount: $19,471
Institution: University of California
Project Director: Karen Klonsky (klonsky@primal.ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Tree crop producers in California’s Central Valley face challenges due... More

California AgLink Conference for Succession Planning

Award Amount: $18,300
Institution: Univ. of California Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Deb Giraud (ddgiraud@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The California AgLink conference will be planned for January 2007... More

Creating a Market for Cleaner Cotton

Award Amount: $28,217
Institution: Sustainable Cotton Project
Project Director: Marcia Gibbs (marcia@sustainablecotton.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Sustainable Cotton Project (SCP) proposes to assist 30 cotton... More

Direct Marketing Strategy Workshops for Farmers

Award Amount: $45,000
Institution: Pacific Coast Farmers´ Market Association
Project Director: Allen Moy (allenmoy@pcfma.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The project will develop a curriculum geared to the needs... More

Educational Needs around Climate Resilience of Latina and Latino Farmers in California

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: Multination Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Natalia Pinzon (natalia@mesaprogram.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Exploratory Projects
Summary
This project will explore the unique educational needs of latina/latino... More

Enabling small scale and minority growers to manage risk through cost effective high value crop production

Award Amount: $25,500
Institution: University of California Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Etaferahu Takele (ettakele@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Small farmers in Southern California face a tremendous financial risk... More

Essential Risk Management for California's Direct Marketing Farmers

Award Amount: $28,736
Institution: Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association
Project Director: Ben Palazzolo (benpalazzolo@pcfma.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
California has the most robust and heavily-regulated farmers' market system... More

Evaluation of Online Modular Curriculum and Mentorship Training to Improve Hands-on Farm Internships.

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Natalia Pinzon (natalia@mesaprogram.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Exploratory Projects
Summary
This project will allow us to formally test and evaluate... More

Exploratory Project: Hoopa Reservation Farmers and Ranchers Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Project Director: Deborah Giraud (ddgiraud@ucanr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects
Summary
... More

Farm and Grazing Lease Agreements: Managing Legal and Financial Risks for California Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $49,565
Institution: California FarmLink
Project Director: Reggie Knox (reggie@cafarmlink.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
California FarmLink’s project, Farm and Grazing Lease Agreements: Managing Legal... More

FARM TO TABLE: A WORKSHOP FOR PRODUCERS ON THE REGULATIONS, PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF MEAT PRODUCTS

Award Amount: $20,000
Institution: California Wool Growers Association
Project Director: Lesa Eidman (lesa@woolgrowers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Our primary objective is to educate producers about the opportunities... More

FARMING 101: Risk Management for Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $49,969
Institution: Marin Organic
Project Director: Jeffrey Westman (jeffrey@marinorganic.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Marin Organic will provide marketing, financial, legal, and production risk... More

Financial and Legal Risk Management Education for Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers in the Salinas Valley

Award Amount: $48,680
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Project Director: nathan harkleroad (nathan@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The project addresses the longstanding and emerging risks faced by... More

Human Resource Skill Development Workshop: How to Manage to Reduce Human and Legal Risk

Award Amount: $44,306
Institution: AgSafe
Project Director: Natalie Gupton (natalie@agsafe.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The AgSafe Human Resource Skill Develop Workshop: How to Manage to... More

Increasing Employee Retention Through Improved Compensation Structures

Award Amount: $44,095
Institution: California Institute for Rural Studies
Project Director: Gail Wadsworth (gwadsworth@cirsinc.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Incentive pay systems, including bonuses and profit-sharing, are highly correlated... More

Labor, OSHA, and other Regulatory Risk Training for SE Asian Immigrants/Minorities in California

Award Amount: $47,014
Institution: University of California Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Richard Molinar (rhmolinar@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addresses the Labor, OSHA, and other regulations that... More

Learning to Reduce Risks when adding Targeted Grazing Services to California Sheep Operations

Award Amount: $18,000
Institution: California Wool Growers Association
Project Director: Lesa Eidman (lesa@woolgrowers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Sheep producers in California strive to be proactive and work... More

Legal Risk Management Planning for Beginning and Socially-Disadvantaged Farmers (LRMP)

Award Amount: $49,223
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
Project Director: nathan harkleroad (nathan@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
There is much more to farming than just growing crops.... More

Managing Risk Through Improved Farm Labor Managment

Award Amount: $25,000
Institution: California Institute for Rural Studies
Project Director: Ron Strochlic (rstrochlic@cirsinc.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Human resource management is an essential, yet often overlooked aspect... More

Managing Risks Associated with New Enterprises

Award Amount: $17,103
Institution: University of California
Project Director: Ramiro Lobo (relobo@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
While many agricultural producers in the Western United States... More

Managing Short and Long-term Risk on Foothill Farms and Ranches in Northern California

Award Amount: $49,756
Institution: University of California Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Cindy Fake (cefake@ucanr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The goal of this project is to reduce risk and... More

Managing the Risks of Agritourism as an Income Diversification Strategy for California Producers

Award Amount: $49,716
Institution: University of California Small Farm Program
Project Director: Shermain Hardesty (shermain@primal.ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project uses a peer-reviewed manual for agritourism training, builds... More

Marketing Risk Management for Small & Mid-Sized Farmers in Northern California

Award Amount: $46,156
Institution: Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Project Director: Robert Corshen (bob@caff.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will focus on price and financial risks affecting... More

Marketing Strategies for New Organic Farms

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Project Director: Christopher Brown (chris@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses marketing risks faced by beginning and socially-disadvantaged (BSD) farmers... More

Organic Elders and the Next Generation: Planning for Succession

Award Amount: $49,644
Institution: California FarmLink
Project Director: Reggie Knox (reggie@cafarmlink.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
With the average age of California’s 4,500 organic farmers at... More

Planning for Profit: Business Management Training for Farmers and Ranchers in Southern Oregon

Award Amount: $30,000
Institution: Farm and Agriculture Collaborative Training Systems (FACTS)
Project Director: David Visher (visher@yolo.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
FACTS will deliver a ten week long (30 hours) course... More

Ranch Adaptation Strategies to Remain Economically Viable Throughout Periods of Drought

Award Amount: $48,412
Institution: California Cattlemen's Association
Project Director: Justin Oldfield (justin@calcattlemen.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The project will seek to educate and assist ranchers in adapting... More

Reducing legal and human resource risks through education for 1st-line supervisors

Award Amount: $48,146
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Project Director: Howard Rosenberg (rosenberg@berkeley.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Agricultural business operators in California depend heavily on nearly 1... More

Risk Management Planning For California´s Agritourism Operators

Award Amount: $32,712
Institution: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis
Project Director: Desmond Jolly (d.jolly@sbcglobal.net)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project focuses on risk management education and planning for... More

Risk Management Seminar for California Table Grape and Tree Fruit Producers

Award Amount: $10,250
Institution: California Grape and Tree Fruit League
Project Director: Robert Neenan ( )
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will entail conducting a risk management seminar for... More

Risk Management Tools for California Sheep Producers

Award Amount: $24,145
Institution: California Woolgrowers Association
Project Director: Lesa Carlton (cwga@gvn.net)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The California Wool Growers Association will provide opportunities to sheep... More

Seeds of Success: Farm Financial Management Education Program

Award Amount: $49,781
Institution: California FarmLink
Project Director: Reggie Knox (reggie@cafarmlink.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
California FarmLink’s innovative Farm Financial Education Program will utilize workshops,... More

Succession and Estate Planning for Coastal California

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: California FarmLInk
Project Director: Steve Schwartz (steve@californiafarmlink.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Three workshops with two days of programming each will be... More

Training family farmers to reduce food safety risks in post-harvest handling

Award Amount: $49,653
Institution: Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Project Director: Dave Runsten (dave@caff.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
CAFF will conduct a series of workshops and provide one-on-one assistance... More

Training Small Scale Sierra Nevada Beginning Farmers and Ranchers to Reduce Risk and Improve Economic Viability

Award Amount: $49,851
Institution: University of California Cooperative Extension Placer & Nevada
Project Director: Cindy Fake (cefake@ucanr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The goal of this project is to reduce risk and improve... More

Training to Reduce Marketing and Financial Risk to Sierra Nevada Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $36,000
Institution: University of California Cooperative Extension, Placer/Nevada
Project Director: Roger Ingram (rsingram@ucanr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project focuses on small-scale producers in Placer, Nevada, and... More