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"Iowa Cowmaker Elite" Bred Heifer Development Risk Management Project

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Patrick Wall (patwall@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will focus on helping new and existing beef... More

Accrual Adjusted Financial Statement Education and Linkages with Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) Insurance

Award Amount: $29,736
Institution: University of Tennessee
Project Director: Aaron Smith (aaron.smith@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Producers are continuously looking for tools to better manage production,... 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

Assessing Grain Marketing Risk and Implementing a Marketing Plan for Grain Producers in Ohio

Award Amount: $27,310
Institution: The Ohio State University
Project Director: Amanda Bennett (bennett.709@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Sound risk management decisions begin with an assessment of an... More

Balancing Farm Success with Oil and Gas Growth in the Black Warrior

Award Amount: $48,857
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: Rachael Carter (rdm1@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The project will address legal, production, and financial risk with... 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

Biosecurity in Animal Agriculture for Our Next Generation

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension
Project Director: Abby Neu (neux0012@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Awareness, development and implementation of biosecurity is essential to managing... 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

Business Planning and Marketing Education for Tennessee Farmers

Award Amount: $49,958
Institution: Center for Profitable Agriculture
Project Director: Megan Leffew (mleffew@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The Business Planning and Online Marketing Education for Tennessee Farmers project... More

Collection of information from dairy and livestock employees and operators concerning issues effecting stable employment and employee development via survey and focus groups

Award Amount: $3,000
Institution: Iowa State University Extension Sioux County
Project Director: Fred M. Hall (fredhall@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Exploratory Project ($3,000 maximum)
Summary
This project will use information from employees and operators of... More

Comprehensive Farm Risk Management for Healthier Bodies, Books, and Businesses

Award Amount: $49,875
Institution: The Land Connection
Project Director: Mallory Krieger (mallory@thelandconnection.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Specialty crop farmers must learn all aspects of running a business... 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

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 a Successful Farm Transition Plan Educational Program

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Clemson University
Project Director: Adam Kantrovich (akantro@clemson.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will provide educational opportunities for agricultural and timber... More

Developing and Supporting a Benchmarking Program for Grass-Milk Farms in the Northeast.

Award Amount: $49,891
Institution: University of Vermont State and Agricultural College
Project Director: Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The rate at which farmers are converting to grass-fed dairy... More

Developing Risk Management Strategies for New and Existing Agritourism Businesses in the Western Catskills Region

Award Amount: $24,732
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Mariane Kiraly (mk129@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will teach all five areas of risk management... More

Development of an Alabama Grazing School for Management of Production Risks Associated with Pasture-Based Livestock Systems

Award Amount: $4,919
Institution: Auburn University
Project Director: Leanne Dillard (dillasa@auburn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Exploratory Projects ($5,000 maximum)
Summary
This proposal will fund a pilot program that will integrate in-class... More

Development of Beef Cattle Quick Reference Tools

Award Amount: $46,963
Institution: Auburn University/Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Project Director: Kim Mullenix (mullemk@auburn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will enhance the scope and reach of beef cattle... 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

Enhancing Irrigation Efficiency Through In-Depth Education to Mitigate Risks of Agricultural Water Use

Award Amount: $49,999
Institution: University of Georgia
Project Director: Adam Rabinowitz (adam.rabinowitz@uga.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Agricultural producers in the Southeast face increasing production, financial, and legal... More

Estate and Transition Planning for Maryland Farm Families

Award Amount: $42,180
Institution: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland
Project Director: Kelly Nuckolls (knuckoll@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
In many of the Agricultural Law workshops, most questions are... More

Evaluating the Feasibility of Scaling Up Existing Enterprises, Adding Alternative Enterprises, Through a Systems Thinking Approach Based on Whole Farm and Enterprise Benchmarks for South Central Utah Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $48,469
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Building on participants' previously acquired knowledge of analyzing their businesses,... More

Exploring Small Acreage Food Production, Cultural Agri-tourism and AgrAbility Possibilities and Risks for Socially Disadvantaged, Limited Resource, Beginning and Prospective Native American Farmers on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud and Yankton Sioux Reservations in South Dakota.

Award Amount: $3,000
Institution: South Dakota State University Extension
Project Director: Jason Schoch (jason.schoch@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Exploratory Project ($3,000 maximum)
Summary
Limited Resource, Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged & Veteran Native Americans have an... More

Facilitating Communication in Farm Families with Personalized Coaching

Award Amount: $49,964
Institution: Volunteers of America Northern New England - Maine Agricultural Mediation Program
Project Director: Elaine Bourne (elaine.bourne@voanne.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Facilitating Communication in Farm Families with Personalized Coaching is focused... More

Fall Grazed Cover Crops - Balancing Feed Cost and Weather Risks

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration
Project Director: Denise Schwab (dschwab@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The objective of this project is to compile field data... More

Farm Bill Risk Management Education and Decision Tool

Award Amount: $49,979
Institution: Kansas State University
Project Director: Mykel Taylor (mtaylor@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Farm Bill commodity programs are essential to producers in providing legal/institutional... More

Farm Business Development and Production Scale-Up for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

Award Amount: $47,903
Institution: Adelante Mujeres
Project Director: Silvia Cuesta (scuesta@adelantemujeres.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Lead applicant Adelante Mujeres will ensure that 45 socially disadvantaged... More

Farm/Ranch Transition "When You Aren't In Control" across Nebraska

Award Amount: $47,752
Institution: Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills Area
Project Director: Bethany Johnston (bjohnston3@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will expand and build upon the success of our... More

Farmland Succession Planning and Risk Management Infrastructure for the Next Generation of Farmers

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: AAMU-Small Farms Research Center
Project Director: Duncan M Chembezi (duncan.chembezi@aamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Farmland succession planning helps ensure that dreams become reality; and the... More

Financial and Marketing Risk Integration for Nebraska Farms

Award Amount: $24,535
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jessica Groskopf (jgroskopf2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
With tight profit margins, farmers are looking to improve their... More

Financial Literacy Training for Veterans and Socially Disadvantaged Producers in Alabama

Award Amount: $49,978
Institution: Alabama A&M University
Project Director: E'licia Chaverest (elicia.chaverest@aamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
AAMU’s Small Farms Research Center is proposing to conduct a... More

Food as a Business Initiative of the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Virginia Tech University
Project Director: Clinton Neill (cneill@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The initiative's goal is to enhance whole farm planning (WFP) programming... More

From Surviving to Thriving: Financial Risk Management Strategies for Urban Farm Success

Award Amount: $29,400
Institution: University of Maryland
Project Director: Neith Little (nglittle@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This financial risk management education project will help current and... More

Hands-on Educational Workshops to Improve Financial Management Skills and Decision-making Processes by Dairy Farmers in the Southern Region.

Award Amount: $38,822
Institution: Virginia Tech
Project Director: Gonzalo FERREIRA (gonf@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The objective of this project is to deliver four (4)... More

Hawaii Women Farmers: Utilizing Farmer-to-Farmer Networks to Manage Risk

Award Amount: $49,980
Institution: Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council
Project Director: Jean Brokish (jean.brokish@oahurcd.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Oahu RC&D will utilize on-farm workshops and internet / social media... More

Helping Beginning Farmers Manage Risk and Succeed in Finding Farmland in New York

Award Amount: $36,147
Institution: American Farmland Trust
Project Director: Tim Biello (tbiello@farmland.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Beginning farmers often have production experience and a strong work ethic.... 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

Idaho Farm and Ranch Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $47,250
Institution: University of Idaho
Project Director: Ben Eborn (beborn@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Agribusiness is Idaho’s number one economic sector. A strong... More

Implementation of Risk Management Strategies by Beginning Beef Producers: A Comprehensive Approach

Award Amount: $49,997
Institution: South Dakota State University, West River Ag Center
Project Director: Amanda Blair (amanda.blair@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This program is designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers... More

Improved Soil Health for Regenerative Agriculture and Water Quality Protection

Award Amount: $46,064
Institution: Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams
Project Director: John Bond (jbond@kaws.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project provides pro-active educational/networking activities to encourage and assist... More

Improving Soil Health and Supporting Water Quality Compliance on Vermont Vegetable Farms

Award Amount: $30,597
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Vernon Grubinger (vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will develop tools to help vegetable growers plan... More

Integrating Mentorship Tools and On-farm Participatory Education to Increase Innovation and Mitigate Risks

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: MESA
Project Director: Leah Atwood (leah@mesaprogram.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Exploratory Projects
Summary
A collaboration between MESA and the Rogue Farm Corps, this project will... More

Laying the Groundwork for Farm Success: Strategies for Risk Management for Beginning and Limited-Resource Farmers

Award Amount: $49,980
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Rockiell Woods (rockw@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Beginning farmers face many risk management challenges as they start their... More

Managing Agricultural Land for the 21st Century

Award Amount: $23,056
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jim Jansen (jjansen4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The purpose of this project will be to address the... More

Managing farmers market food safety risk by empowering producers with efficient food safety tools and resources

Award Amount: $47,555
Institution: School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Project Director: Achyut Adhikari (acadhikari@agcenter.lsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The overall goal of this project is to develop food safety... More

Managing for Leaner Times

Award Amount: $47,210
Institution: Legal Aid of Nebraska
Project Director: Michelle Soll (msoll@legalaidofnebraska.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The purpose of this project is to assist Nebraska producers, through... More

Managing Risk for Oklahoma's Small Flock Poultry Producers

Award Amount: $44,751
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: James Jones (jj.jones@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The Managing Risk for Oklahoma’s Small Flock Poultry Producers is a... More

Managing risks associated with new technology adoption by specialty crop growers

Award Amount: $49,986
Institution: University of Florida Board of Trustees
Project Director: Tara Wade (tara.wade@ufl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Growers face difficult choices when adopting new technologies or making adjustments... 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

Maple Business Planning Modules

Award Amount: $41,813
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Mark Cannella (mark.cannella@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
“Maple Business Modules” will adapt current research findings into education materials for... More

Minimizing Risks for Small Farms through Web-based Record Keeping

Award Amount: $48,201
Institution: Western Nevada College
Project Director: Ann Louhela (ann.louhela@wnc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project aims to improve financial and legal risks for beginning,... More

Minimizing Risks in Production and Marketing of Locally Produced Value-Added Foods

Award Amount: $49,581
Institution: University of Arkansas
Project Director: Eunjoo Cho (ejcho@uark.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project focuses on reducing production and marketing risks faced by... More

Minimizing Your Risks: Crop Insurance Training for Tropical Fruit Growers in South Florida

Award Amount: $23,245
Institution: University of Florida Board of Trustees
Project Director: Edward Evans (eaevans@ufl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Because of the damage and losses caused by hurricane Irma in... More

Owning a Piece of Texas: Agricultural Landowner Legal Education Project

Award Amount: $30,953
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Project Director: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (tdowell@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
In the next decade, Texas will experience the largest intergenerational... More

Planning a Hands-on Grazing Academy focused on Management Intensive Grazing for North Idaho Cattle Producers

Award Amount: $2,000
Institution: University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County
Project Director: Kathleen Painter (kpainter@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Exploratory Projects
Summary
This project would focus on adapting materials from the Lost Rivers... More

Preventing and Responding to Major Disease Outbreak

Award Amount: $49,989
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Teng Lim (limt@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project aims to conduct a series of workshops focusing... 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

Reducing Legal Risks Through On-line Education

Award Amount: $49,841
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Project Director: Seth Wilner (seth.wilner@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will help at least 150 beginner to mid-career farmers... More

Reducing Turnover Risk Through Development of Employers and Employees

Award Amount: $49,991
Institution: Michigan State University
Project Director: Stanley Moore (moorest@anr.msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Employee turnover continues to be a substantial risk to dairy farms... More

Regional Workshops to Improve Missouri’s Farm Labor Management

Award Amount: $49,488
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Ryan Milhollin (milhollinr@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project proposes to develop and deliver regional, in-person farm labor... More

Risk Management Strategies for Forage Producers in the Southeast

Award Amount: $48,907
Institution: Mississippi State University Dept. of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Josh Maples (josh.maples@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project will provide forage and livestock producers in the... More

Risk Management Training for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers in the Central Chesapeake

Award Amount: $25,575
Institution: Future Harvest CASA
Project Director: Caroline Selle (caroline@futureharvestcasa.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Future Harvest CASA will develop and offer risk management training... More

Southern Agricultural Lease Education Program (Part 3)

Award Amount: $26,669
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Project Director: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (tdowell@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Over the past two years, great success has been achieved... 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

Third Party Crop Injury and Insurance

Award Amount: $28,756
Institution: The Curators of the University of Missouri
Project Director: Ray Massey (masseyr@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses legal risks surrounding 3rd party injury due... More
 

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