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Agritourism Development in Colorado: Improving Decision-Making Tools for an Emerging Income Diversification Strategy

Award Amount: $44,123
Institution: Colorado State University, Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Dennis Kaan (Dennis.Kaan@ColoState.EDU)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will develop and deliver management and marketing tools... More

Alternative Direct Marketing Methods for Small Farmers in Southwest Colorado

Award Amount: $35,478
Institution: San Juan RC&D
Project Director: Beth LaShell (bblashell@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addresses price, production and financial risks associated with... More

Building Decision-Making Skills for Beef Cattle Producers

Award Amount: $4,999
Institution: Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Jeffrey Tranel (jtranel@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Beef cattle producers need greater decision making skills in determining... More

Colorado Building Farmers Program: Creating New Capacity and Opportunities

Award Amount: $47,249
Institution: Colorado State University Extension, Boulder County
Project Director: Adrian Card (acard@bouldercounty.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Across Colorado new markets are emerging for small-farm producers where... More

Connecting and Strengthening Livestock Supply Chain Nodes: Managing Risk and Assessing New Market Opportunities for Small to Mid-Sized Livestock Production and Processing in Colorado

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Daniel Mooney (daniel.mooney@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Livestock supply chains built around growing consumer demand for differentiated meat... More

Designing Equitable Leases in Today’s Uncertain and Changing Agricultural Economy

Award Amount: $44,556
Institution: Colorado State University Extension
Project Director: John Deering (jdeering00@hotmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
In Colorado, like much of the country, land leasing trends... More

Diversifying Revenue with Value Added Production and Marketing

Award Amount: $23,743
Institution: San Juan RC&D
Project Director: Beth LaShell (bblashell@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Small vegetable and fruit farmers in the 4-Corners region have... More

Growing for Wholesale Distribution in Southwest Colorado

Award Amount: $41,717
Institution: Beth LaShell
Project Director: Beth LaShell (bblashell@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Wholesale market opportunities in the 4-Corners region are increasing with... More

High Efficiency Sprinkler Irrigation in the Lower Arkansas Valley, Colorado: Balancing economic risks of adoption with pollution risks from not adopting

Award Amount: $48,398
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Dana Hoag (dhoag@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Two workshops will be offered to furrow-irrigation producers in... More

Insurance Education for Sheep Producers

Award Amount: $40,191
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Jay Parsons (jay.parsons@OptimalAg.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Sheep producers in Colorado and other states are being presented... More

Legacy Planning: Reducing the Risks Associated with Intergenerational Transfers

Award Amount: $41,754
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Jeffrey Tranel (jtranel@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project seeks three distinct outcomes: (1) to increase the... More

Livestock Risk Protection, Data Management and Education for Colorado Producers and Agribusiness Professionals.

Award Amount: $39,501
Institution: Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Dennis Kaan (Dennis.Kaan@ColoState.EDU)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project’s first objective is to increase the understanding and... More

Managing for Higher Production Costs to Cattle Producers

Award Amount: $24,981
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Jeffrey Tranel (jtranel@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Cattle producers are experiencing ever increasing costs of production. Additionally,... More

Managing Health Insurance and Health Crisis Planning for Ranch and Farm Families

Award Amount: $15,855
Institution: American National CattleWomen, Inc.
Project Director: Bonnie West (bwest@beef.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Managing Health Insurance and Health Crisis Planning for Ranch and... More

Managing Risk with Food Safety Education and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Implementation.

Award Amount: $34,082
Institution: Fort Lewis College
Project Director: Beth LaShell (lashell_b@fortlewis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will utilize proactive producer education to address food... More

Managing Tough Times: How Can Your Family Be More Resilient?

Award Amount: $50,814
Institution: Colorado State University Extension
Project Director: Robert J. Fetsch (fetsch@cahs.colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Project Summary: Sustainable producers, small farms/ranches, and retiring/transitioning producers,... More

Navajo Nation Small Farmer Risk Management Project

Award Amount: $39,961
Institution: Sociology Water Lab - CSU
Project Director: John Wilkins-Wells (johnww@lamar.colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will reduce risk in crop production, marketing, and... More

Planning for Reduced Water Availability to Colorado Agriculture

Award Amount: $39,448
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Jeffrey Tranel (jtranel@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Irrigation water is an important risk management tool in limiting... More

Providing Training Opportunities for Safe Operation of Tractors and Equipment in the Four Corners.

Award Amount: $26,119
Institution: San Juan RC&D
Project Director: Beth LaShell (bblashell@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Identifying that time when producers are ready to move from... More

Risk and Strategic Planning for Female Agricultural Producers in Utah and Western Colorado

Award Amount: $41,242
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Catherine Keske (Catherine.Keske@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Research results from our 2006-2007 Risk Management Agency grant revealed... More

Risk Management Training and Budgeting for the Costs of Food Safety on Colorado Farms

Award Amount: $49,995
Institution: Colorado State University, Extension
Project Director: Martha Sullins (martha.sullins@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Colorado’s fruit and vegetable producers are exposed to greater financial,... More

Risk Management Training with RightRisk

Award Amount: $38,574
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Dana Hoag (dhoag@ceres.agsci.colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
RightRisk Education Team members from eight western states meet twice... More

U.S. Cattle Identification Systems: Risk Management and Market Opportunities

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: DeeVon Bailey (dbailey@econ.usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addresses producer product liability, market access risks, and... More

Using "Surviving in Agriculture" to Teach Equity Management to Ag Producers in Western States

Award Amount: $39,237
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Dennis Kaan (Dennis.Kaan@ColoState.EDU)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project’s objective is to increase the producer’s basic understanding... More

Using Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Insurance to Manage for Drought in Colorado

Award Amount: $16,631
Institution: Colorado State University Extension
Project Director: Jeffrey Tranel (jtranel@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance is a new product offered... More

Variety choice decision tool with risk management considerations

Award Amount: $46,384
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Jay Parsons (jay.parsons@OptimalAg.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project represents a continuation of a previously funded project... More

Variety choices and risk management considerations for grain producers.

Award Amount: $20,000
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Jay Parsons (jay.parsons@OptimalAg.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Grain producers are faced with increasing challenges when making grain... More