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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: Penny Leff (paleff@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project used a peer-reviewed agritourism training manual, incorporated learning... 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 delivered strategies for understanding, evaluating and managing the... 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

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

Bilingual Food Safety Training for Southeast Asian and Latino Small-Scale Farms

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
Project Director: Ruth Dahlquist-Willard (rdahlquistwillard@ucanr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2019 Education Projects
Summary
Small-scale farmers face legal risk under the Food Safety Modernization... 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
The aim of this project was to help beginning farmers... More

Building Climate Resilience via Agroecology and Learning Networks

Award Amount: $49,990
Institution: MESA, Inc.
Project Director: Natalia Pinzon Jimenez (natalia@nataliapinzon.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Our project enabled farmers to utilize an online course and... 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

California Farmers Build Fire Resilience

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Rhizobia
Project Director: Natalia Pinzon Jimenez (natalia@nataliapinzon.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2019 Education Projects
Summary
The size and intensity of wildfires is rapidly increasing in... 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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

Human Resource Skill Development Workshop: How to Manage to Reduce Human and Legal Risk

Award Amount: $44,306
Institution: AgSafe
Project Director: Theresa Kiehn (theresa@agsafe.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The AgSafe Human Resource Skill Develop Workshop: How to ... 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

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 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

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 Traceability: Assisting Ranchers in the Employment of Technologies to Improve Record Keeping, Productivity & Add Value to the Operation

Award Amount: $48,035
Institution: California Cattlemen's Association
Project Director: Kirk Wilbur (kirk@calcattlemen.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2019 Education Projects
Summary
This Project sought, in part, to educate ranchers about upcoming regulatory... 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 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 was to reduce risk and... 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

Marketing Strategies for New Organic Farms

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Project Director: Christopher Brown (chris@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses marketing risks faced by beginning and socially-disadvantaged (BSD) farmers... 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Self-directed Marketing Approaches for Small Holder farms (SMASH)

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Project Director: Christopher Brown (chris@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2019 Education Projects
Summary
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) provided intensive, land-based... 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

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
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