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A Bilingual Training and Education Program for Calf Care and Handling

Award Amount: $28,446
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Jennifer Bentley (jbentley@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project will provide producers and employees with tools needed to... More

Agritourism Safety and Liability: Implementing Best Risk Management Practices for Farms Open to the Public

Award Amount: $30,952
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Lisa Chase (lisa.chase@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
As consumer demand for local food and farm experiences has increased... More

Benchmarking -- Farm/Ranch Enterprises to Identify Strengths and Weaknesses and Implementation of Strategic Business Planning for South Central Utah Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $48,478
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project will increase participants' management knowledge and ability to... More

Biosecurity Education for Organic and Pastured Poultry Producers

Award Amount: $46,581
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Kevin Ellis (kevine@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses the inherent risks of disease transmission in... 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

Can the Dairy Industry Collaborate with Workforce Development Agencies to Address Labor and Succession Gaps?

Award Amount: $3,000
Institution: The Learning Connection
Project Director: Kristine Ranger (kristine@knowledgenavigators.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects ($3,000 maximum)
Summary
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DELIVERING MARKETING EDUCATION TO BEGINNING, VETERANS, AND HISTORICALLY UNDER DESERVED PRODUCERS IN PUERTO RICO

Award Amount: $47,724
Institution: University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, UPRM
Project Director: Alexandra Gregory (alexandra.gregory@upr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project will cover marketing risks for beginning veterans, and underserved producers... More

Developing Marketing Plans and Strategies for Historically Underserved Producers in Arkansas Strike Force Counties

Award Amount: $47,971
Institution: National Crop Insurance Services
Project Director: Laurence Crane (laurencec@ag-risk.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The outcome of this project is to enable small, limited resource,... 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

Educating Massachusetts Farmers on Avoiding Risks in Farm Labor Law Compliance

Award Amount: $37,456
Institution: Trustees of Tufts College / New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Project Director: Jennifer Hashley (jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project will develop statewide trainings and educational resources on farm... 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 Needs in Farm and Ranch Transition Planning in Nebraska

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: UNL Department of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: J David Aiken (daiken@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects ($3,000 maximum)
Summary
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Enhancing Direct Market Fresh Produce Sales through Multi-Market Pricing Comparisons

Award Amount: $49,431
Institution: Utah State University
Project Director: Kynda Curtis (kynda.curtis@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project seeks to increase fresh produce sales through direct... More

Enhancing Producers' Application of Marketing Strategies through Experiential Learning

Award Amount: $49,996
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Lisa Elliott (lisa.elliott@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Farm managers need to increasingly quantify and manage their value-at-risk (VaR)... More

Expanding Business Education Programming for Farm Women in New Hampshire

Award Amount: $31,168
Institution: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Kelly McAdam (kelly.mcadam@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
According to the 2012 USDA National Agriculture Census, women are involved... More

Exploratory Project: Farm Management Education to Small Farms in Beaver County

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Project Director: Maria Graziani (mug355@psu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects ($2,000 maximum)
Summary
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Farm Financial Management Education for Minnesota Producers.

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: University of Minnesota
Project Director: Pauline Van Nurden (pvannurd@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
With the current challenging state of the farm economy, there is... More

Farm Succession and Preparing for the Unexpected Farm Family Health Crisis

Award Amount: $36,974
Institution: Pennsylvania Farm Link, Inc.
Project Director: Darlene Livingston (c-daliving@pa.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Diverse educational opportunities will provide access to farm succession and... More

Farm to Fork Direct Market Initiative of the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Virginia Tech
Project Director: Kimberly Morgan (klmorgan@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The initiative's goal is to enhance whole farm planning (WFP) programming... More

Farm$SUCCESS: A Farm Management Program for Building Manager's Farm and Risk Management Capacity and Business Resiliency

Award Amount: $2,650
Institution: UW-Platteville
Project Director: Kevin Bernhardt (bernhark@uwplatt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects ($3,000 maximum)
Summary
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Farm-Based Workshops for Food Safety Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation

Award Amount: $49,496
Institution: La Montanita Coop
Project Director: Benjamin Bartley (benjamin.bartley@lamontanita.coop)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The Value Chain Team at La Montanita Cooperative will provide... More

Farmers Marketing - Reducing Risk of AL Black Belt Producers

Award Amount: $27,293
Institution: Alabama Cooperative Extension System - Kevin Burkett
Project Director: Kevin Burkett (ksb0002@auburn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Producers will receive education on concepts of marketing. We are... More

FBFM #riskreward

Award Amount: $47,413
Institution: Western FBFM Association
Project Director: Robert Rhea (bobrhea@adams.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project begins in the midst of the agricultural financial... More

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training, Technical Assistance and Mock-Audits for Oklahoma Agricultural Producers

Award Amount: $25,073
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Sara Siems (sara.siems@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The goal of this proposal is to expand programming for existing... More

Good to Great – Improving labor management on fruit and vegetable farms in New York State

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Elizabeth Higgins (emh56@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
In Good to Great: Improving labor management on fruit and... More

Growing Montana Food Businesses: Workshops in Understanding Montana’s Food Policy Modernization Law and Mitigating Production Risk from Value-Added Products.

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)
Project Director: Kaleena Miller (kmiller@aeromt.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Montana’s new Food Policy Modernization Law (MFPML) offers an unprecedented opportunity... More

Habits of Financially Resilient Farmers Who Excel at Risk Management

Award Amount: $49,881
Institution: University of Illinois
Project Director: Gary Schnitkey (schnitke@illinois.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This educational program details habits of farmers who excel at... 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

Idaho Grain and Livestock Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $38,300
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@barley.idaho.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This educational program is targeted at Idaho's grain and livestock... More

Identifying Risk Management Demands within Iowa Water Quality Initiative Projects

Award Amount: $3,000
Institution: Center for Rural Affairs
Project Director: Anna Johnson (annaj@cfra.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects ($3,000 maximum)
Summary
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Innovative Marketing, Production and Financial Training for Southern Appalachian Farmers

Award Amount: $38,500
Institution: Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Project Director: Molly Nicholie (molly@asapconnections.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) submits the project: “Innovative Marketing,... More

Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

Award Amount: $47,000
Institution: Annies Project--Education for Farm Women
Project Director: Ruth Hambleton (ruthhambleton@wildblue.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options is a financial risk... More

Leadership for Successful Employee Management

Award Amount: $37,033
Institution: University of Minnesota
Project Director: Betty Berning (bberning@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Employee turnover is costly to any business; The Society for Human... More

Legal Aid of Nebraska: Ag Liens & Leases - Producer Rights & Remedies

Award Amount: $45,891
Institution: Legal Aid of Nebraska
Project Director: Michelle Soll (msoll@legalaidofnebraska.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
In the current agricultural economy, with its potential for producer... More

Making It Happen: Profitability & Success

Award Amount: $31,000
Institution: TSNE-The Carrot Project
Project Director: Dorothy Suput (dsuput@thecarrotproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Making It Happen is an outcome-based risk management training to help... More

Managing Farm Risk Using Big Data

Award Amount: $49,776
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Shannon Ferrell (shannon.l.ferrell@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
New technologies enable farmers to collect and analyze unprecedented amounts... More

Managing Forage Risk in the Mid-South: Specie Diversification and Forage Insurance

Award Amount: $49,358
Institution: University of Tennessee
Project Director: Andrew Griffith (agriff14@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Topics covered: 1) reasons for forage specie diversification, 2) managing... More

Managing Market and Financial Risk through Farm Stand and Agri-tourism Education

Award Amount: $45,454
Institution: Oregon State University Extension
Project Director: Maud Powell (maud.powell@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project will address the legal, market and financial risks... More

Managing Risk by Improving Financial Management and Communication Skills

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Center for Profitable Agriculture
Project Director: Wendell Pepper (hal.pepper@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The proposed project addresses unique financial and human risks faced... More

Managing risks associated with irrigation of row crops in the coastal plain of Virginia

Award Amount: $49,077
Institution: Virginia Tech
Project Director: Julie Shortridge (jshortridge@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
While irrigation can mitigate risks associated with insufficient rainfall during the... More

Managing Risks on the Farm Through Farm Safety Education

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County
Project Director: Lisa Kempisty (ljk4@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects ($2,000 maximum)
Summary
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Managing Succession Planning and Profit Margins

Award Amount: $49,941
Institution: The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick (joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Managing Farm Succession & Profit Margins will educate 75 producers (approximately... More

Managing Your Farm for Long-Term Success

Award Amount: $49,660
Institution: Kansas State University
Project Director: Gregory Ibendahl (ibendahl@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
From 2006 through 2013, Kansas farmers saw record levels of net... More

Marketing Risk Management in the Eastern Corn Belt: Basis Education and an Interactive Online Basis Tool for Grain and Oilseed Producers

Award Amount: $49,438
Institution: Purdue University
Project Director: Nathan Thompson (thomp530@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Increased price volatility, lower crop prices, and tight operating margins have... More

Mitigating Production and Environmental Risks through Best Management of Subsurface Tile

Award Amount: $40,104
Institution: University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
Project Director: Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Since the late 1800s, farmers have used subsurface tile drainage... More

Navajo Rancher Sustainability Project

Award Amount: $47,880
Institution: New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Michael Patrick (jmpat@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project will seek to increase the profitability and sustainability... More

Price risk and marketing education for beef and pork producers

Award Amount: $49,999
Institution: Iowa State University Office of Sponsored Programs
Project Director: Russ Euken (reuken@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project will address marketing and price risk management education for... More

Profitable Meat Marketing through Pricing & Strategy Education

Award Amount: $35,973
Institution: Cornell Cooperative Extension-Tompkins County
Project Director: Matthew LeRoux (mnl28@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses marketing and financial risks faced by many northeast... More

Programs and Tools for Dealing with Financial Stress

Award Amount: $48,846
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Damona Doye (damona.doye@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project builds on existing programs with new content and... More

Providing Financial and Business Strategies to Oregon Fisherman to Manage Climate Variability Impacting their Markets

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: LD Consulting, Inc.
Project Director: Kent FLEMING (kent.fleming@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects
Summary
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Reducing Marketing and Financial Risk thorough Data Analysis Pricing Using Cloud-Based Technology

Award Amount: $37,859
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Project Director: Seth Wilner (seth.wilner@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses the risks farmers face through lack of data... More

Risk Assessment and Management Education for Dairy Producers in the Western Region

Award Amount: $37,073
Institution: Regents of the University of Idaho
Project Director: Hernan Tejeda (htejeda@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses risk management education topics covering production risk, marketing... More

Risk management for current and potential users of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), an emerging technology

Award Amount: $37,906
Institution: Univ. of Ark. System CES
Project Director: James Robbins (jrobbins@uaex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project involves the development and implementation of risk-based trainings... More

Risk Management Education for Limited Resource and Socially Disadvantaged Producers in Strike-Force Communities in Alabama

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: AAMU Small Farms Research Center
Project Director: Duncan M Chembezi (duncan.chembezi@aamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
AAMU, an 1890 land-grant and historically black university, seeks funding... More

Risk Management for Hawaii Women Farmers

Award Amount: $48,801
Institution: Oahu Resource Conservation and Dev Council
Project Director: Jean Brokish (jean.brokish@oahurcd.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Oahu RC&D will host a series of four workshops across Hawaii... 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

Risk Management Training for Latino Farmers of Specialty Crops in Oregon

Award Amount: $48,653
Institution: Adelante Mujeres
Project Director: Alejandro Tecum (atecum@adelantemujeres.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Lead applicant Adelante Mujeres will ensure that Latino producers of specialty... More

Risk Perception on the Family Farm

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Debra Kantor (debra.kantor@maine.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects ($2,000 maximum)
Summary
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So You've Inherited a Farm, Now What?

Award Amount: $18,726
Institution: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jim Jansen (jjansen4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The purpose of this project will be to address the... More

Southeast Cattle Handling for Women Producers: Advanced BQA Training and Farm Safety

Award Amount: $49,998
Institution: North Carolina State University
Project Director: Matt Poore (matt_poore@ncsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The Southeast Women's Cattle Handling program is designed to promote self-confidence... More

Southern Agricultural Lease Education Program (Part 2)

Award Amount: $23,308
Institution: Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
Project Director: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (tdowell@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Building on the successful programs and overwhelmingly positive evaluation results... More

Sustainable Hawaii Avocado Production for Market Expansion

Award Amount: $27,899
Institution: University of Hawaii Office of Research Services
Project Director: Alyssa Cho (acho@hawaii.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses the production and economic risks associated with product... More

Tools for Managing and Mitigating Risks in Produce and Preserved Products using a Multidisciplinary Workshop Focused on Food Safety, Financial Recordkeeping, Business Practices and Strategies for Mississippi Producers and Processors

Award Amount: $48,922
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: Courtney Crist (cac400@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This comprehensive and multidisciplinary project addresses food safety and business development... More

Weather Ready Farms certification program development

Award Amount: $1,309
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Ashley Mueller (ashley.mueller@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Exploratory Projects ($3,000 maximum)
Summary
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Whole Farm Risk Management Tours for Iowa Women in Ag

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Madeline Schultz (schultz@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Several women's peer groups have grown out of Annie’s Project... More
 

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