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"Adding Value,Managing Risk"

Award Amount: $32,005
Institution: Taos County Economic Development Corporation
Project Director: Terrie Bad Hand (tcedc@tcedc.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The “Adding Value, Managing Risk” project builds on the region’s... More

"Managing the Risk: Evaluating Farm Energy Use Tools and Alternatives for Montana."

Award Amount: $37,082
Institution: Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)
Project Director: Jonda Crosby (jcrosby@aeromt.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
With rising costs in petroleum based farm inputs; farmers and... More

2005 Market Education Seminars

Award Amount: $9,999
Institution: Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Project Director: Gary Fuhriman (gfuhriman@idahofb.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Eight to ten market education seminars will be held across... More

Addressing Food Safety Risks through Farm-Based Training

Award Amount: $48,869
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Tammy Howard (tammyh@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed food safety risks through farm based training and... More

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 developed and delivered management and marketing tools for... More

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 used a peer-reviewed agritourism training manual, incorporated learning... 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 used a peer-reviewed agritourism training manual, incorporated 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 used a peer-reviewed agritourism manual, incorporated learning from... 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 addressed price, production and financial risks associated with... More

Annie´s Project

Award Amount: $21,018
Institution: University of Idaho Gem County Extension
Project Director: Rikki Wilson (rikkiw@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie’s Project is a farm management education program designed to... More

Annie´s Project 2010 - Succession Planning, Records Management and Marketing Education for Montana Farm Families

Award Amount: $31,764
Institution: Montana Grain Growers Association
Project Director: Lola Raska (lraska@mgga.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie’s Project 2010 offered instruction in Estate/Transition Planning, Grain Marketing,... More

Annie´s Project in Wyoming - 2013

Award Amount: $12,382
Institution: University of Wyoming Extension
Project Director: Cole Ehmke (cehmke@uwyo.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie’s Project Wyoming delivered six programs in 2013-2014 targeted to... More

Assessing and Managing Risk in Organic Transition

Award Amount: $10,000
Institution: New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission
Project Director: Joan Quinn (joan.quinn@state.nm.us)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Project targets were: improvement in the economic risks associated with... More

Assessing Markets and Managing Risk for Organic Potato Production in Idaho

Award Amount: $38,800
Institution: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Project Director: Jennifer Miller (jmiller@pesticide.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
While Idaho growers are the leading producers of potatoes in... More

Barley Risk Management Education Project

Award Amount: $28,000
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@idahobarley.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Idaho Grain Marketing and Risk Management Education Project has continued... More

Barley Risk Management Education Project, Phase II

Award Amount: $20,000
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@idahobarley.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This proposal has six objectives: (1) offering more comprehensive Farm... More

Barley Risk Management Education Project, Phase III

Award Amount: $12,000
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@idahobarley.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Barley Risk Management Education Project, Phase III, offered advanced training,... More

Barley Risk Management Education Project, Phase IV

Award Amount: $15,000
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@idahobarley.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Barley Risk Management Education Project, Phase IV, built on nine... More

Barley Risk Management Education Project, Phase V

Award Amount: $28,000
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@idahobarley.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Idaho Barley Commission: (1) 7 marketing workshops held Dec. 4,... More

Beehive Master Beef Manager Program

Award Amount: $37,979
Institution: Utah State University Extension
Project Director: C. Kim Chapman (kimc@ext.usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Sustainable cattle production is vital to the economy of rural... More

Beehive Master Beef Manager Program (Year 2)

Award Amount: $33,091
Institution: Utah State University Extension
Project Director: C. Kim Chapman (kimc@ext.usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Beehive Master Beef Manager Program (BMBM) was devised to... 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 will address the needs for business planning assistance... 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 increased participants' management knowledge and ability to identify production... 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 addressed the regional priority concerning managing disease risks.... 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 enabled farmers to utilize an online course and... 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

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 focused... 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 was held in January and March... More

Coast Farm: Building Business Capcity for Agricultural Entreprenuers on the Oregon Coast

Award Amount: $19,150
Institution: ShoreBank Enterprise Pacific
Project Director: Adam Zimmerman (azimmerman@sbpac.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project focuses on mitigating financial risks to farm businesses... 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

Completing the Circle: Northern New Mexico´s Community Food System

Award Amount: $25,000
Institution: Taos County Economic Development Corporation
Project Director: Terrie Bad Hand (tcedc@tcedc.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
TCEDC has been serving Northern New Mexico for nineteen years... More

Cost and Profit Center Analysis Using QuickBooks Classes for Management Accounting, Analysis, and Benchmarking for South Central Utah Beginning and Progressing Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $43,248
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project improved management knowledge and risk management skills of... 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) worked with 22 cotton growers... 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 provided assistance to shellfish growers to develop farm... More

Developing Young Producers through a Challenge Group

Award Amount: $27,504
Institution: University of Wyoming
Project Director: Cole Ehmke (cehmke@uwyo.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Producers typically have strong production and technology skills. Less strong... More

Digital Dairy Business Management & Marketing Education

Award Amount: $38,564
Institution: University of Idaho
Project Director: CW Gray (wgray@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The first year of this WCRME funded project focused primarily... More

Digital Dairy Business Management & Marketing Education - 2

Award Amount: $56,000
Institution: University of Idaho
Project Director: CW Gray (wgray@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Understanding Dairy Markets website utilization increased from 13,461 average... 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 developed a curriculum geared to the needs of... More

Diversified Business Planning Workshop: Turning financial risks in to profit for small to mid-size farms and ranches in Alaska.

Award Amount: $25,885
Institution: Alaska Farmland Trust
Project Director: Jack Alcorn ( Executive Director)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
34 participants attended a four day workshop, with the option... 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

Drought Contingency Plans for Public Land Grazing Permittees

Award Amount: $12,000
Institution: Wyoming Dept of Agriculture
Project Director: Lucy Pauley (lucy.pauley@wyo.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
In autumn 2012, staff at the Wyoming Department of Agriculture... 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
We developed and delivered two comprehensive symposia on all aspects of... 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 addressed Financial, Price/Market... More

Effective Direct Marketing Strategies to Manage Price Risk in Hawaii

Award Amount: $38,451
Institution: Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa
Project Director: Kent FLEMING (fleming@hawaii.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Hawaii’s agricultural production has evolved from plantation to “diversified” agriculture.... More

Empowering Montana´s Farm and Ranch Women Through Risk Management Education - Annie´s Project 2007

Award Amount: $38,100
Institution: Montana Grain Growers Association
Project Director: Lola Raska (lraska@mgga.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Montana Annie´s Project 2008 brought 216 agricultural women together to... 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

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 saught to increase fresh produce sales through direct... 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

Enhancing the Economic Viability of Grassfed Livestock Production in the Southwest

Award Amount: $47,180
Institution: The Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance
Project Director: Laurie Bower (thepoetlaurie@hotmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
"Enhancing the Economic Viability of Grassfed Livestock Production in the... 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

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

Expanding Direct Marketing Opportunities in the Intermountain West through Farm Shops

Award Amount: $32,000
Institution: Utah State University
Project Director: Kynda Curtis (kynda.curtis@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Farm shops are a popular direct marketing outlet in the... More

Family Agricultural Enterprise Succession: A Management Transition Seminar

Award Amount: $16,535
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Sherri Noxel (sherri.noxel@bus.oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Given the increasing age of Oregon’s principal farm operators, retirement... 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 Basics for New Refugee Farmers: Farm and Business Planning, Good Agricultural Practices & Good Handling Practices

Award Amount: $25,427
Institution: International Rescue Committee
Project Director: Jon Vosper (jon.vosper@theirc.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project provided business plan, cash-flow, and record keeping training... More

Farm Direct Marketing - Best Practices for Small & Medium Farms

Award Amount: $37,865
Institution: Western Nevada College
Project Director: Ann Louhela (louhelaa@wnc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed price and financial risks for small and... 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
Twenty five farmers and ranchers in Eastern Washington performed a... More

Farm Revenue Insurance Strategies to Manage Marketing Risks in Hawaii

Award Amount: $29,998
Institution: University of Hawaii
Project Director: Kent Fleming (fleming@hawaii.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project educated Hawaii farmers about the benefits of the... 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
Farm Succession Planning with Personal Coaching for Participating FamiliesWashington and... 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 was to educate producers about the opportunities... More

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
La Montanita Cooperative provided farmer-friendly, food safety workshops for growers... More

Farm/Ranch Cost & Profit Center Analysis Using FINPACK's Financial Analysis Software Tool (FINAN) to Benchmark Farm & Ranch Enterprises for South Central Utah Beginning & Progressing Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $43,146
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Participants increased their management knowledge and ability to identify and manage... More

Farm/Ranch Strategic Planning, Based on Financial and Production Benchmarking of Past Years´ Farm Data, for South Central Utah Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $49,155
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project added annual operational business planning to previous South... 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 provided marketing, financial, legal, and production risk training... More

Financial Analysis and Benchmarking Education; Tools for Risk Management for South Central Utah Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $49,925
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Participants in this project participated in a workshop introducing benchmarking... 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 engaged over 125 participants (45 farmer-tenants in ALBA's... More

Financial and Production Record Keeping and Benchmarking for South Central Utah New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $49,643
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Beginning farmers and ranchers throughout seven counties in Central Utah... More

Financial and Production Records for Analysis and Benchmarking for South Central Beginning and Progressing Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $49,459
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project improved producers' knowledge and risk management skills for... More

Financial planning for Alaskan shellfish farmers

Award Amount: $35,832
Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Marine Advisory Program
Project Director: Raymond RaLonde (afrlr@uaa.alaska.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Alaskan shellfish farming industry has been on the verge... More

Food Safety: A tool for managing risk and expanding direct marketing opportunities

Award Amount: $44,228
Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
Project Director: Margaret Cowee (mcowee@cabnr.unr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
A major hurdle to direct marketing is the issue of... More

From Farm to Market: Food Safety Education for Farm Direct Marketers

Award Amount: $43,525
Institution: Rural Roots, Inc.
Project Director: Colette DePhelps (colette@ruralroots.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed food safety-related legal liabilities and financial risks... 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 addressed food safety within the legal and production... 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 increased with 1)SouthWest... 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... 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 were offered to furrow-irrigation producers in the... More

High Plains Ranch Practicum

Award Amount: $27,588
Institution: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Dallas Mount (dmount@uwyo.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The High Plains Ranch Practicum (HPRanchPracticum.com) occurred from June 2008... More

High Plains Ranch Practicum

Award Amount: $27,588
Institution: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Dallas Mount (dmount@uwyo.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The High Plains Ranch Practicum (HPRanchPracticum.com) teaches, and helps producers... More

Hopi Ranching Improvement Program through Livestock and Financial Management Records, Beef Quality Assurance, and Herd Health

Award Amount: $13,142
Institution: University of Arizona Agricultural and Resource Economics
Project Director: Trent Teegerstrom (tteegers@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Hopi Ranching Improvement Program covered the risk management areas of... More

Hopi Reservation Low-Stress Livestock Management and Ranching Safety

Award Amount: $11,456
Institution: University of Arizona Ag and Resource Economics
Project Director: Trent Teegerstrom (tteegers@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Hopi Low Stress Livestock Handling and Ranch Safety program... 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

Idaho Barley Risk Management VI

Award Amount: $18,500
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@idahobarley.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Barley Risk Management Education Project, Phase VI, built on... More

Idaho Grain and Livestock Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $32,960
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@barley.idaho.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Idaho supports very large grain and livestock industries valued at... More

Idaho Grain Marketing & Risk Management Education Project

Award Amount: $5,500
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@idahobarley.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will provide risk management education to Idaho grain... 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 offered a series of four workshops targeting local livestock... More

IFBF Market Education 2006

Award Amount: $21,670
Institution: Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Project Director: Gary Fuhriman (gfuhriman@idahofb.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project consisted of eight marketing seminars conducted across Idaho.... More

Implementing risk management practices to improve economic viability with 60 socially disadvantaged producers in Chaparral, NM.

Award Amount: $49,995
Institution: National Immigrant Farming Initiative Inc.
Project Director: Rigoberto Delgado (rigo@immigrantfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
“Implementing risk management practices to improve economic viability with 60 socially... More

Improving New Mexico Small Farm Sustainability through Farmers´ Markets

Award Amount: $33,641
Institution: New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Michael Patrick (jmpat@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
As the result of the project, 218 participants increased their... More

Improving Quality Assurance in Nevada´s Dairy and Beef Industry

Award Amount: $44,999
Institution: University of Nevada Reno
Project Director: David Thain (dthain@cabnr.unr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed the issues of food safety and animal... 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
We delivered a very successful 2-day short course "Farm Record... 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
A skilled, satisfied and stable labor force is essential to... More

Increasing Farm Sustainability Through Risk Management Education Marketing Strategies for Wyoming Producers

Award Amount: $31,479
Institution: Wyoming Business Council - Agribusiness Division
Project Director: Donn Randall (donn.randall@wybusiness.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The project was intended to provide alternative risk management crop... 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 have new risk management tools such... More

Insurance Options Across Alaskan Lands

Award Amount: $15,565
Institution: Alaska Association of Conservation Districts
Project Director: Eric Wade (aacd@mtaonline.net)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed financial risks to farm businesses arising from... More

Intermountain Master Cattleman

Award Amount: $21,000
Institution: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Bridger Feuz (bmfeuz@uwyo.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The objective of the project was to promote the sustainability... 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 primarily the California Labor and OSHA regulations... More

Learning Strategies for Developing Long Term Leasing Arrangements and Cash Flow Analysis Through Digital Media

Award Amount: $39,400
Institution: Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Project Director: Clark Seavert (clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project helped to reduce financial and production risks by... 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

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

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

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 was to increase the understanding and... 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
A series of Low-Stress Cattle Handling Seminars were held for cattle... 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
Four Low-Stress Cattle Handling Seminars were offered: one for confined... More

Managing Marketing Risks

Award Amount: $25,000
Institution: Churchill Economic Development Authority
Project Director: Richard Lattin (sbdc@ceda-nv.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Nevada farmers face a tremendous risk as they convert from... More

Managing Agricultural Labor on Small-Scale Farms

Award Amount: $15,157
Institution: Oregon State University Extension Small Farms
Project Director: Maud Powell (maud.powell@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Labor represents a major risk in agricultural production. This project... More

Managing Food Safety Liability for Small Scale Producers in Nevada

Award Amount: $25,110
Institution: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Carol Bishop (bishopc@unce.unr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the legal liabilities faced by small specialty... 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 of food safety practices at the grower level... 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 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 addresseed the legal, market and financial risks of... 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
Through Managing Marketing and Production Risks for Small Forest Producers in... 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 Production Costs and Market Risks for Southwest Vegetable and Nursery Producers

Award Amount: $36,995
Institution: University of Arizona
Project Director: Russell Tronstad (tronstad@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
After conducting Risk Management Education (RME) last year, we have... More

Managing Production, Marketing, and Financial Risks Associated with Season Extension

Award Amount: $36,120
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Larry Lev (larry.lev@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
While local agricultural sales in Western Oregon have grown rapidly,... More

Managing Property Title Risks for Montana Farm/Ranch Operators

Award Amount: $34,170
Institution: MSU Extension Service
Project Director: Marsha Goetting (goetting@montana.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Intergenerational transfers of farm/ranch assets may represent the most significant... More

Managing Risk By Managing Production Costs

Award Amount: $24,402
Institution: University of Idaho
Project Director: Bryan Hopkins (bhopkins@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Idaho potato growers face a tremendous financial risk with the... More

Managing Risk Education for Utah Crop and Cattle Producers.

Award Amount: $47,277
Institution: Utah State University
Project Director: Hernan Tejeda (hernan.tejeda@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed price risk management education for crop and cattle... More

Managing Risk for Montana Producers in Mobile Processing of Poultry

Award Amount: $34,546
Institution: Lake County Community Development Corp
Project Director: Jan Tusick (jt@ronan.net)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will provide training to Montana poultry producers in... More

Managing risk for ranchers grazing public rangelands: A collaborative monitoring and training system.

Award Amount: $41,173
Institution: University of Arizona, V Bar V Ranch
Project Director: Doug Tolleson (dougt@cals.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Public-land ranchers in the southwest face a unique set of... More

Managing Risk in an Organic Potato Cropping System

Award Amount: $14,410
Institution: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Project Director: Jennifer Miller (jmiller@pesticide.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Idaho producers attended educational trainings on managing production, marketing, and... More

Managing Risk in the First Years of Organic Certification

Award Amount: $3,328
Institution: New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission
Project Director: Joan Quinn (joan.quinn@state.nm.us)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The targets of this project were: improved understanding and use... More

Managing Risk Through Effective Marketing Strategies for Organic Producers

Award Amount: $4,000
Institution: New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission
Project Director: Joan Quinn (joan.quinn@state.nm.us)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The targets of this project were improved understanding and use... 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 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 utilized proactive producer education to address food safety... 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 significantly since... 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 used a peer-reviewed manual for agritourism training and... 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

Managing Transfer Risks for the "Next Generation" of Montana Farm/Ranch Operators

Award Amount: $39,989
Institution: MSU Extension Service
Project Director: Marsha Goetting (goetting@montana.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
There are numerous risks for Montana farm/ranch families who do... More

Managing Volatility in Commodity Prices and Input Costs for Montana Producers

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Montana State University
Project Director: Ron Carlstrom (carlstrom@montana.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The focus of this project was managing volatility in prices,... 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 continue to divest forest... More

Marketing and Production Risk Management Education for Utah Dairy and Cow-calf Producers

Award Amount: $49,759
Institution: Utah State University
Project Director: Dillon Feuz (dillon.feuz@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed two broad areas of risk management education:... More

Meat CSA Risk Management Strategies for Northern Nevada and Northeastern California Meat Producers

Award Amount: $49,358
Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
Project Director: Margaret Cowee (margaretc@unr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project delireached 103 small and value-added livestock producers in... More

Meeting Opportunity and Limiting Risk in Transition to Organic Certification

Award Amount: $4,000
Institution: New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission
Project Director: Joan Quinn (joan.quinn@state.nm.us)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The project addressed financial risks arising from producer inability to... 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 addressed 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 focused on showing how utilizing barley in a... More

Native American Farmer´s Markets

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: New Mexico State University
Project Director: R. Edmund Gomez (gr@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The central purpose of this project is to improve the... More

Native Rancher Shortcourse

Award Amount: $35,784
Institution: University of Arizona
Project Director: Trent Teegerstrom (tteegers@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Native Rancher Short-course was implemented twice. It addressed risk... More

Navajo Farm to School Project

Award Amount: $26,794
Institution: New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Michael Patrick (jmpat@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
While not completely successful, for reasons beyond the project participants control,... More

Navajo Farmers and Ranchers Resource Conservation Planning and Management Training Project

Award Amount: $42,535
Institution: New Mexico State University
Project Director: Michael Patrick (jmpat@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The project contributed to the profitability and sustainability of 207... More

Navajo Lifeway Risk Management Improvement Project

Award Amount: $44,749
Institution: Dine Be Iina, Inc.
Project Director: tahnibaa naataanii (info@navajolifeway.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
DBI provided pastoral risk management education tothe Navajo ranchers, weavers,... More

Navajo Nation Farmer´s Market Project

Award Amount: $49,981
Institution: New Mexico State University
Project Director: Craig Painter (cpainter@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The central purpose of this project was to improve the... 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
The project was designed to reduce risk in crop production... 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
The goal of the Navajo Rancher Sustainability Project was been to... More

Navajo Traditional Foods Preparation Methods for Value Added Products

Award Amount: $35,910
Institution: University of Arizona
Project Director: Trent Teegerstrom (tteegers@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Navajo Traditional Foods Preparation Methods for Value-Added Products was... More

Navigating Change: Grower Adoption Rates of A Grower’s TEAM as a Decision Making Tool

Award Amount: $49,238
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Clark Seavert (clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Fourteen training sessions were planned, 7 one day workshops and... More

New Enterprise Development and Managing Legal Liability on an Inland Northwest Small to Mid-size Farm or Ranch

Award Amount: $33,897
Institution: Rural Roots, Inc.
Project Director: Colette DePhelps (colette@ruralroots.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed the legal liabilities and financial risks small... More

New Tropical Island Farmer Risk Management Education Series

Award Amount: $44,999
Institution: University of Guam
Project Director: Leroy Barber (bbarber@uguam.uog.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The New Tropical Island Farmer (NTIF) Risk Management Education Series... More

Niche Market Assessment & Strategy Development for Western Agriculture

Award Amount: $43,544
Institution: Utah State University
Project Director: Ruby Ward (rward@econ.usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
As many agricultural producers in the West are looking for... More

Niche meat marketing for small- and mid-scale livestock producers in Oregon: understanding and managing risk.

Award Amount: $30,637
Institution: Oregon State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Extension Small Farms Program
Project Director: Lauren Gwin (lauren.gwin@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Small farms/ranches must manage new risks associated with niche meat... More

Northern Nevada Hoop House & Specialty Crop Production Education & Training Project

Award Amount: $29,796
Institution: Western Nevada College
Project Director: Ann Louhela (louhelaa@wnc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Farmers improved their ability to manage production, price and financial... More

Northern Wyoming High Plains Ranch Practicum

Award Amount: $26,526
Institution: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Barton Stam (brstam@uwyo.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The High Plains Ranch Practicum has been highly successful and... 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 face increasing challenges... 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 face increasing challenges to... More

On-Farm Food Safety Education: A Hands-On Approach to Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $48,913
Institution: Rural Roots, Inc.
Project Director: Colette DePhelps (colette@ruralroots.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed food safety-related legal liabilities and financial risks... 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

Outreach Agriculture and Small Business Development

Award Amount: $46,590
Institution: NMSU - Northern NM Outreach Program
Project Director: Judy Finley (jafinley@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The project provided risk management education to socially disadvantaged Hispanic... More

Overcoming Marketing, Food Safety and Land Tenure Risks for Refugee and Native American Farmers.

Award Amount: $38,685
Institution: Jannus, Inc.
Project Director: Katie Painter (kpainter@idahorefugees.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Global Gardens provides training, marketing support, and access to land... 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

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

Preparing Oregon Family Farm and Ranch Owners for Management Transitions and Retirement Conversations

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Sherri Noxel (sherri.noxel@bus.oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Given the increasing age of Oregon’s principal farm operators, retirement... More

Production and Marketing Risk Management for Transitioning and Recently Certified Organic Growers in Idaho

Award Amount: $42,436
Institution: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Project Director: Shelly Connor (sconnor@pesticide.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The number of certified organic farmers in Idaho has been... More

Providing education and technical resources to Western Montana Growers Cooperative and other Montana Food HUBS in Group GAP Quality Management System Development

Award Amount: $40,055
Institution: Lake County Community Development Corporation
Project Director: Jan Tusick (jan.tusick@lakecountycdc.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
In collaboration Western Montana Growers Cooperative, the Montana Food and... 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 sought to educate and assist ranchers in adapting... 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 provided information and tools to help farmers diversify... More

Record Keeping Training and Program Assessment for Native American Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $28,732
Institution: University of Arizona Extension/FRTEP
Project Director: Gerald Moore (gmoore@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
We concluded the record keeping project which was an expansion... More

Record Keeping Training for Native American Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $32,844
Institution: University of Arizona
Project Director: Russell Tronstad (tronstad@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project was hugely successful. We developed and distributed over... More

Record Keeping Training for Southwestern Tribal Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $16,308
Institution: University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Elizabeth Didier (edidier@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project was designed to reduce the financial and production... More

Reducing Financial Management Risk through Long-Term Leasing Arrangements and Cash Flow Analysis

Award Amount: $45,472
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Clark Seavert (clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Financial management risk is a major concern for many northwest... More

Reducing Human Resources and Marketing Risks of Labor Intensive Agriculture Operations

Award Amount: $35,443
Institution: University of Arizona
Project Director: Ursula Schuch (ukschuch@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed human resource issues related to work-related musculo-skeletal... 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

Reducing livestock production and legal risks from increased climate variability by co-developing tools for ranch-scale drought detection

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: University of Arizona
Project Director: Michael Crimmins (crimmins@email.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Increased climate variability will increase drought severity and frequency on... More

Reducing Price Risk through Agtourism Strategies

Award Amount: $38,954
Institution: University of Hawaii -Manoa
Project Director: Kent FLEMING (fleming@hawaii.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project was intended to reduce price risk for Hawaii’s... More

Reducing Production and Marketing Risks on Idaho Small Farms and Ranches through Whole Farm Planning

Award Amount: $49,200
Institution: University of Idaho, Latah County Extension
Project Director: Cinda Williams (cindaw@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed production, marketing and legal risks associated with... More

Reducing Range Livestock Production Risks on Public Land Grazing Permits through Education and Monitoring

Award Amount: $32,840
Institution: The University of Arizona
Project Director: George Ruyle (gruyle@cals.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Ranchers holding public land grazing permits face real financial risks... More

Reducing Risk for American Samoa Farmers

Award Amount: $30,000
Institution: American Samoa Community College Land Grant
Project Director: Chief Tavita Elisara ( l.hirata@ascc.as)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project provided comprehensive risk management education for farmers residing... More

Reducing Risk for American Samoa Farmers

Award Amount: $28,000
Institution: American Samoa Community College Land Grant
Project Director: Larry Hirata (l.hirata@ascc.as)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project served as an extension of previous risk management... 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 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 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 addressed risk management education topics covering production risk, marketing risk,... 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
The AMMO program project has continually provided risk management education... 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
During 2014, AMMO continued to provide Eastern Washington farm families... 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
The AMMO program project has provided risk management education programs... 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, over 100 Lincoln County... More

Risk Management Education for Livestock Producers Through Creation of Farm/Ranch Business Plans

Award Amount: $36,476
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Bart Eleveld (bart.eleveld@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Business plans are becoming indispensable tools for producers to articulate... More

Risk management education in Asian medicinal herb production, processing and marketing

Award Amount: $49,759
Institution: New Mexico State University Ag Experiment Station, Alcalde
Project Director: Charles Martin (cmartin@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
We conducted an educational program to help growers manage risks... More

Risk Management Education in Southwest Medicinal Herb Production and Marketing

Award Amount: $46,201
Institution: New Mexico State University
Project Director: Charles Martin (cmartin@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
We conducted a risk management educational program to help growers... 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 hosted a series of four workshops across Hawaii... 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 focused 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 Through Value-Added Marketing Clubs

Award Amount: $25,015
Institution: Beartooth RC&D
Project Director: Joel Bertolino (Joel.Bertolino@rcdnet.net)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Montana farm and ranch families face many challenges as they... 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 provided opportunities to sheep producers... 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 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
The Sustainable Agriculture Program of Adelante Mujeres did ensure that Latino... 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 met twice,... More

Risk mitigation through production, price and legal risk management tools

Award Amount: $41,041
Institution: International Rescue Committee
Project Director: Jon Vosper (jon.vosper@rescue.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Risk Mitigation project of the International Rescue Committee, Inc.... More

Scaling Up and Managing Risk in Selling to Institutions

Award Amount: $31,616
Institution: Farm to Table
Project Director: Le Adams (ladams@cybermesa.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The project goal was to help farmers and ranchers understand... More

SE Montana Extension Cattle Production School

Award Amount: $15,000
Institution: Montana State University
Project Director: Michael Schuldt (acxms@montana.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
$15,000 of ERME Funding, participant fee dollars and non-cash value... More

Securing the Future of Bitterroot Family Farms & Ranches

Award Amount: $39,965
Institution: Bitter Root Land Trust
Project Director: Grant Kier (grant.kier@bitterrootlandtrust.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project was a collaborative effort involving both the Bitter... 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 utilized workshops and... More

South Central Utah Beginning Farmer and Rancher Financial Management Program

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Beginning farmers and ranchers enrolled in this project were introduced... More

Southwest Marketing Network´s Navajo Nation Comprehensive Risk Management Conference and Trainings

Award Amount: $49,075
Institution: Farm to Table
Project Director: Pamela Roy (pamelaroy.nm@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Southwest Marketing Network (SWMN) strives to help Southwest producers—... 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, were conducted... 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 addressed the production and economic risks associated with product... More

SW Livestock Producers, Harnessing Markets, Building Skills & Networks for Profitability

Award Amount: $39,182
Institution: Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance
Project Director: Laurie Bower (info@swgla.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA) and partners represent over 1,000... More

The application of real-world drought scenarios in risk management education for Arizona ranchers/range managers.

Award Amount: $35,390
Institution: University of Arizona, V Bar V Ranch
Project Director: Doug Tolleson (dougt@cals.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Drought is a continuing risk for southwestern range managers and... More

The Financial Risks of Dying Without a Will in Montana

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: MSU Extension Service--Dept Agricultural Economics & Economics
Project Director: Marsha Goetting (goetting@montana.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Sale of land is a major financial risk for farmers... 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 conducted a series of workshops and provided 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
This project helped foothill farmers and ranchers in the foothills... 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 targeted small-scale producers in the California foothills. UC... More

Transitioning to Organic Farming Systems in Montana: Managing the Risk

Award Amount: $24,000
Institution: Alternative Energy Resources Organization
Project Director: Jonda L Crosby (jcrosby@aeromt.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Risks associated with organic production are significant. With institutional and... 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
Transitioning to Value-Added Products´ expert team assisted willing farmers to... 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 assisted 36 willing farmers... 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
A comprehensive set of materials was developed and distributed covering... More

Understanding and Managing the Financial, Production, and Marketing Risks of Starting or Expanding a Farm in Remote Alaska

Award Amount: $47,654
Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Director: Heidi Rader (hbrader@alaska.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project used a mixed method teaching approach through Collaborate... 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 was to increase the producer’s basic understanding... More

Using Advanced Whole Farm Planning to Reduce Financial, Market and Legal Risks

Award Amount: $49,217
Institution: Rural Roots, Inc.
Project Director: Colette DePhelps (colette@ruralroots.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed financial, marketing and legal risks associated with... More

Using Direct Marketing to Decrease Farm Financial Risk in Two Rural Idaho Communities

Award Amount: $24,839
Institution: Rural Roots
Project Director: Colette DePhelps Brown (colette@ruralroots.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed the financial risks to farm businesses that... 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
... More

Using Season Extension and Winter Production to Manage Marketing and Production Risk

Award Amount: $29,899
Institution: Oregon State University Extension
Project Director: Maud Powell (maud.powell@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed marketing and product risk through educational programming... More

Using Whole Farm & Advanced Financial Planning to Reduce Production, Marketing and Financial Risks on Inland Northwest Small to Mid-Size Farms and Ranches

Award Amount: $43,858
Institution: University of Idaho
Project Director: Cinda Williams (cindaw@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed production, marketing and financial risks associated with... More

Value Added Agricultural Products Toolbox

Award Amount: $40,001
Institution: Western Marketing Extension Committee
Project Director: Ruby Ward (rward@econ.usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Many agricultural producers in the West seek new ways to... 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 represented 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

Veterinary Feed Directive Short Course and Producer Certification

Award Amount: $21,432
Institution: Montana State University Extension
Project Director: Megan Van Emon (megan.vanemon@montana.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The short course focused on the new Veterinary Feed Directive... 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

Whole Ranch Planning and Grass-fed Applications - Arizona

Award Amount: $44,750
Institution: Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA)
Project Director: Laurie Bower (info@grassfedlivestock.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
The Whole Ranch Planning Series was a learning program that... More

Whole Ranch Planning Series

Award Amount: $32,520
Institution: Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance
Project Director: Laurie Bower (info@grassfedlivestock.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2012 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Whole Ranch Planning Series is a learning program that... More

Whole Ranch Planning Series II

Award Amount: $37,640
Institution: Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance
Project Director: Laurie Bower (info@grassfedlivestock.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Whole Ranch Planning Series is a learning program that... More

Whole Ranch Planning: Navajo Nation

Award Amount: $39,013
Institution: Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA)
Project Director: Laurie Bower (thepoetlaurie@hotmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The Whole Ranch Planning Series is a learning program that... More

Wholesale Market Development for Specialty Crop Producers in Central Oregon

Award Amount: $33,453
Institution: Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
Project Director: Katrina Van Dis (kvandis@coic.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project increased the viability of Central Oregon small to... 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 as a successful innovative project... 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 is a woman-farmer–driven project using webinar technology... More

Working Together: Exploring Risk Management by Forming Producer Cooperatives in Northern New Mexico

Award Amount: $49,927
Institution: Taos County Economic Development Corporation
Project Director: Terrie Bad Hand (tcedc@tcedc.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Taos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC), recipient of the 2012... More

Wyoming Master Cattleman

Award Amount: $15,750
Institution: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Bridger Feuz (brfeuz@uintacounty.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2009 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The objective of the project are to promote the sustainability... More

Wyoming Master Cattleman

Award Amount: $14,490
Institution: University of Wyoming
Project Director: Bridger Feuz (brfeuz@uintacounty.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The objectives of this project were to promote the sustainability... More

Wyoming Master Woolgrower

Award Amount: $11,500
Institution: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Bridger Feuz (bmfeuz@uwyo.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The objective of the project was to promote the sustainability... More

Year 3 - Idaho Grain Marketing & Risk Management Project

Award Amount: $8,000
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@barley.state.id.us)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will build on a solid foundation of grain... More

Young Farmer and Rancher Executive Institute

Award Amount: $33,398
Institution: Farm Credit Services Southwest
Project Director: Cassidy Ditchey (cassidy.ditchey@fcssw.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2010 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will improve the risk bearing capacity of young... More

Zuni Youth Agriculture Enterprises: Planning for Success

Award Amount: $8,990
Institution: New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Michael Patrick (jmpat@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2011 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Thirty-seven Zuni high school students transformed their gardening activities into... More
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