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Agriculture Human Resources Boot Camp: Equipping Producers to Strategically Manage Their Number One Commodity - People

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Washington Farm Bureau Federation
Project Director: Rick Gastelum (rgastelum@wsfb.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Human capital or labor comes with unique risks in agricultural... More

Bovine Respiratory Disease Risk Reduction from “ Bloodlines to Fencelines”

Award Amount: $51,954
Institution: College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
Project Director: Dale Moore (damoore@vetmed.wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addresses the regional priority concerning managing disease risks.... More

Colville Reservation - Growing and Preserving Agriculture for a Healthy Nation

Award Amount: $13,574
Institution: WSU Colville Reservation Extension
Project Director: Linda McLean (ljmclean@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project is a follow-up full proposal resulting from needs... More

Decreasing winter chill: risks and implications for Northwest tree-fruit producers.

Award Amount: $49,892
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Kirti Rajagopalan (kirtir@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Washington State is the #1 producer of tree-fruit (apples, pears,... More

Developing Electronic Spreadsheets and Mobile Applications to Managing Risk in Direct Marketing of Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Award Amount: $27,500
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Mark Heitstuman (heitstuman@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This integrated project leverages a successful farm-to-table extension outreach program,... More

Developing Farm Plans for Environmental Certification

Award Amount: $39,954
Institution: Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association
Project Director: Robin Downey (pcsga@pcsga.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will provide assistance to shellfish growers to develop... More

Education to reduce producer risks when selling timber

Award Amount: $22,742
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Kevin Zobrist (kevin.zobrist@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This proposal is for developing and delivering two comprehensive two-day... More

Education to reduce timber grower risks from invasive plants

Award Amount: $30,894
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Kevin Zobrist (kevin.zobrist@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
We propose a series of four regional, comprehensive, full-day, hands-on field... More

Educational Opportunities for Women Involved in Agriculture

Award Amount: $48,214
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Margaret Viebrock (viebrock@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Educational Opportunities for Women Involved in Agriculture will address Financial,... More

Enhancing Marketing Opportunities by Facilitating Food Safety Risk Management Practices on the Farm

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Karen Killinger (karen_killinger@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Food safety risks present a significant financial threat to producers.... More

Enhancing Risk Management on Pacific Northwest Farms Through Innovative Farm Business Planning Instruction

Award Amount: $39,728
Institution: WSU -Small Farms Program
Project Director: Marcia Ostrom (mrostrom@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Washington State University, the University of Idaho and the non-profit... More

Establishing Market Access and Value for Stewardship Farmers

Award Amount: $33,617
Institution: Farming and the Environment
Project Director: Jeff Voltz (wendie@farmingandtheenvironment.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
A survey conducted by Farming & the Environment and WSU... More

Farm Financial Analysis and Planning

Award Amount: $39,991
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Tom Platt (plattom@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Thirty farmers and ranchers in Eastern Washington will perform comprehensive... More

Farm Succession Planning for Washington and Oregon

Award Amount: $32,488
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Diana Roberts (robertsd@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
In a 2005 e-mail farmer survey of Spokane and Lincoln... More

GRASSP: Growers Response to Agriculture, Safe, and Sustainable Practices for Tree Fruit

Award Amount: $42,500
Institution: Washington State Horticultural Convention
Project Director: Bruce Grim (bruce@wahort.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The WSHA will address food safety within the legal and... More

How to Manage Your Forest as an Investment: Oregon Forest Owners Workshop Series

Award Amount: $42,000
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Stewart Matthiesen (hannah@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Small forest landowners in the northwest are facing increasing challenges... More

Identifying and managing risk in livestock finishing, direct market meat enterprises

Award Amount: $49,697
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Tom Platt (plattom@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
We propose a series of four workshops targeting local livestock... More

Improving Small Farm Economic Viability thru Advanced Business Planning and Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $39,679
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Curt Moulton (moultonc@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Washington State University Extension will develop a series of 6... More

Low-Stress Cattle Handling Training and Video Development: Improving Understanding and Implementation to Manage Risk to Humans and Cattle

Award Amount: $32,273
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Sarah Smith (smithsm@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project will address human and financial risk of handling... More

Low-Stress Cattle Handling Training: Identifying and Managing Risk In The Work Force and Cattle Herd

Award Amount: $28,683
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Sarah Smith (smithsm@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The National Safety Council ranks beef cattle farms second among... More

Managing Food Safety Risks Through Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Education

Award Amount: $40,684
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Karen Killinger (karen_killinger@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The importance food safety practices at the grower level to... More

Managing Marketing and Production Risks for Small Forest Producers in San Juan County

Award Amount: $39,912
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Kirk Hanson (kirk@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Thanks to support from the Risk Management Agency, NNRG has... More

Managing Natural Risk: Reducing Potential Impact of Wildfires and Climate Change on Small Farms and Ranches in the Intermountain West

Award Amount: $49,766
Institution: Sustainable Obtainable Solutions
Project Director: Gloria Flora (gflora@s-o-solutions.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Small farms and ranches in the Intermountain West are increasingly... More

Managing Risks and Reducing Liability: Understanding How Environmental Laws and Land Use Regulations Affect How You Farm

Award Amount: $44,991
Institution: Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association
Project Director: Robin Downey (robindowney@pcsga.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The regulatory landscape for shellfish farmers has changed with the... More

Managing Young Stands: Forest Management for New Forest Owners

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Kirk Hanson (kirk@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Throughout the Northwest industrial timber companies are divesting forestlands as... More

Micro-Dairy Development Program

Award Amount: $20,173
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Candace Jagel (candace_jagel@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This program will enable agricultural producers in San Juan County... More

Mid-Columbia Ag Enterprise Investigation Series

Award Amount: $33,995
Institution: WSU-Klickitat Co. Extension
Project Director: Susan Kerr (kerrs@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Mid-Columbia Ag Enterprise Investigation Series addresses the need for... More

Minimizing Risk by Maximizing Production Through Barley as a Rotational Crop

Award Amount: $20,500
Institution: Washington Barley Commission
Project Director: Mary Palmer Sullivan (mary@wagrains.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will focus on showing how utilizing barley in... More

Northwest Certified Forestry

Award Amount: $38,000
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Ian Hanna (ian@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Small forest landowners in western Washington are facing increasing challenges... More

Northwest Certified Forestry workshop expansion

Award Amount: $42,000
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Ian Hanna (ian@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Small forest landowners in Washington and Oregon are facing increasing... More

Northwest Certified Forestry Workshops: How to Manage Your Forest as an Investment

Award Amount: $47,500
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Ian Hanna (ian@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Small forest landowners in the northwest are facing increasing challenges... More

Oregon Sheep Shearing School: Enhancing the Skills and Availability of Shearers To Improve Lamb and Wool Profitability.

Award Amount: $21,782
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Sarah Smith (smithsm@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The Pacific Northwest states produce 500,000 head of sheep and... More

Reconnecting the farmer to the consumer in todays customer driven economy.

Award Amount: $35,932
Institution: Marketing Director Shepherd´s Grain
Project Director: Karl Kupers (kjkupers@ritzcom.net)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Shepherd´s Grain intends to provide information and tools to help... More

Reducing Producer Risk in the San Juan Islands Through Improved Forest Management

Award Amount: $49,777
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Kirk Hanson (kirk@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2019 Education Projects
Summary
Forest producers in San Juan County, WA face challenging conditions... More

Reducing Vibrio parahaemolyticus Illnesses Through Appropriate Oyster Harvest Protocols

Award Amount: $16,770
Institution: Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association
Project Director: Robin Downey (robindowney@pcsga.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a naturally occurring marine bacteria, is the cause... More

Riparian grazing and water quality risk management strategies

Award Amount: $49,982
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Tipton Hudson (hudsont@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Environmental regulations, specifically nonpoint source (NPS) water quality regulations, represent... More

Risk Management Education and Cull Cow Marketing and Management for Washington Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $34,109
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Shannon Neibergs (sneibergs@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Our project provides risk management and financial analysis education using... More

Risk Management Education for Eastern Washington Grain Farmers

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Washington Association of Wheat Growers
Project Director: Kara Rowe (kararowe@wawg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Eastern Washington farm families will experience hands on learning opportunities... More

Risk Management Education for Eastern Washington Grain Producers

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Washington Association of Wheat Growers
Project Director: Lori Williams (lori@wawg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Eastern Washington farm families will learn, through hands-on educational opportunities,... More

Risk Management Education for Eastern Washington Wheat & Barley Producers

Award Amount: $47,500
Institution: AgVentures NW, LLC
Project Director: Keith Bailey (keith@agventuresnw.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will provide risk management education programs to Eastern... More

Risk Management Education for Lincoln County Small Grain Producers

Award Amount: $42,177
Institution: AgVentures IIW, LLC
Project Director: Keith Bailey (kbailey006@centurytel.net)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
As a result of this project, Lincoln County Washington producers... More

Risk Management Mentoring and Education Program for Veteran Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $37,674
Institution: Spokane Conservation District
Project Director: Vicki Carter (vicki-carter@sccd.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project will prepare farmer and rancher mentors to train... More

Strengthening Agricultural Capacity on the Colville Reservation

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: Washington State University Colville Reservation Extension
Project Director: Linda McLean (ljmclean@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Exploratory Projects ($2,000 maximum)
Summary
This proposal is in response to needs voiced by... More

Succession Planning for Washington’s Forest Landowners

Award Amount: $47,834
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Andrew Perleberg (andyp@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will educate producers about transitioning family forests to... More

The Art of Range podcast

Award Amount: $49,723
Institution: Washington State University Kittitas County Extension
Project Director: Tipton Hudson (hudsont@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will establish a biweekly (26 episodes per year) podcast... More

Transitioning to Value-Added Products

Award Amount: $49,733
Institution: Northwest Agriculture Business Center
Project Director: David Bauermeister (david@agbizcenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
As in the current course, Transitioning to Value-Added Products´ expert... More

Transitioning to Value-Added Products in NW Washington

Award Amount: $39,835
Institution: NW Agriculture Business Center
Project Director: David Bauermeister (david@agbizcenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Transitioning to Value-Added Products´ expert team will assist willing farmers... More

Washington State Dairy Farm and Cheese Processing Network

Award Amount: $19,999
Institution: Washington State Department of Agriculture
Project Director: Linda Condon (LCondon@agr.wa.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project provides risk management skills to small and medium... More

Women and Agriculture: Cultivating Our Reality

Award Amount: $38,277
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Margaret Viebrock (viebrock@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Three statewide Women and Agriculture conferences were held in Washington.... More

Women, Farms & Food

Award Amount: $47,000
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Margaret Viebrock (viebrock@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Women, Farms & Food continues a successful innovative project to... More

Women, Farms & Food

Award Amount: $45,000
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Margaret Viebrock (viebrock@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Women, Farms & Food builds on a successful innovative project... More