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"Commodity Marketing Education: Assisting Women to Increase Farm Profitability while Decreasing Price Risk"

Award Amount: $10,000
Institution: Purdue Extension
Project Director: Kelly Easterday (keasterday@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Unraveling the Mystery of Commodity Marketing for Farm Women was... More

"Iowa Cowmaker Elite" Bred Heifer Development Risk Management Project

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Patrick Wall (patwall@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project focused on helping beef cattle producers navigate the... More

“A Sustainable Wisconsin Dairy Farm Financial Management Model”

Award Amount: $47,015
Institution: University of Wisconsin -Center for Dairy Profitablity
Project Director: Ken Bolton (kenneth.bolton@ ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
One of the challenges of building a financial plan is... More

“Building Commercial and Retail Readiness of Small and Mid-sized Farmers through the MarketMaker Network”

Award Amount: $38,900
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: John Pike (jpike@illinois.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Consumer demand for locally and regionally grown food is an... More

2004 Producer Education on Post-Harvest Strategies

Award Amount: $5,425
Institution: Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Project Director: Ed Kordick (ekordick@ifbf.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addresses producers’ marketing and financial risk management needs... More

2006 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference: North and South

Award Amount: $25,000
Institution: Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Kelly Easterday (keasterday@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
In order to be successful in the role of farm... More

2007 MINNESOTA CANOLA COUNCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE/NMFTSAC GRASS SEED INSTITUTE

Award Amount: $5,500
Institution: Minnesota Canola Council
Project Director: Jon Dockter (mncanola@comcast.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The MN Canola Council/Northern MN Forage and Turf Seed Advisory... More

2013 Farm Bill Education Workshops

Award Amount: $23,780
Institution: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Project Director: Tim Lemmons (tlemmons2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project addressed client education related to the 2014 Farm Bill.... More

A Bilingual Training and Education Program for Calf Care and Handling

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

A Comprehensive Risk Management Initiative for Amish and Mennonite Growers of High-value Crops in Eastern Iowa

Award Amount: $39,616
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Mark Gleason (mgleason@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will help Amish and Mennonite farmers in eastern... More

A Farm Safety Training Program on Human Risk Management for Dairy Producers using a Labor Force including Hispanic Workers

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: South Dakota State University Extension
Project Director: Alvaro Garcia (Alvaro.Garcia@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
To achieve profitability and business viability, dairy farms have expanded... More

A training program on human risk management for producers using Latino labor force

Award Amount: $39,971
Institution: University of Missouri, Community Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Jose Garcia (GarciaJL@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This project addresses the need to train farmers to reduce... More

Accessing Local Markets: Buyer/Seller Connections, the Key to Success

Award Amount: $44,572
Institution: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
Project Director: Lois Federman (lois.federman@wi.gov )
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Wisconsin´s small and mid-sized farms struggle to compete in today´s... More

Agricultural Human Resource Management

Award Amount: $49,390
Institution: SDSU Extension
Project Director: Tracey Erickson (tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The Agricultural Human Resource Management workshop curriculum was offered to... More

Agricultural Management E-School: Going the Second Mile

Award Amount: $36,926
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: William Edwards (wedwards@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Agricultural Management E-School has successfully marketed seven Internet-based home... More

Agricultural Marketing & Financial Seminars

Award Amount: $15,000
Institution: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Project Director: Chris Henney (chenney@ofbf.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Ten educational seminars addressing agricultural marketing and financial risk for... More

Agricultural Workforce Management: Improving Human Resource Management Skills

Award Amount: $20,921
Institution: South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Tracey Renelt (renelt.tracey@ces.sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
The objective of the "Agricultural Workforce Management:Improving Human Resource Management... More

Agriculture Decisions~Tying The Pieces Together

Award Amount: $16,000
Institution: Bowman-Slope Soil Conservation District
Project Director: Camie Janikowski (camie.janikowski@nd.nacdnet.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The nine Ag Decisions sessions targeted family communication, farm transfer... More

Amazing Grazing II: Enhancing Management and Marketing Opportunities for Kansas Small and Large Ruminant Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $49,900
Institution: Kansas Farmers Union Foundation
Project Director: Mercedes Taylor-Puckett (kfu.mercedes@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Amazing Grazing II provided educational and networking opportunities to assess... More

Andy´s Project--Computer Education for Farmers

Award Amount: $8,499
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: Ruth Hambleton (rhamblet@uiuc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
University of Illinois Extension, in partnership with Illinois Risk Management... More

Andy´s Project--Computer Education for Those Left Behind by the Computer Age

Award Amount: $8,500
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: Ruth Hambleton (rhamblet@uiuc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Andy´s Project is a basic computer education course for Illinois... More

Annie´s Project - Iowa Missouri

Award Amount: $38,087
Institution: Iowa State University Extension
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s Project employed the premise that there are many learning... More

Annie´s Project - Michigan

Award Amount: $18,784
Institution: Michigan State University Extension
Project Director: Warren Schauer (schauer@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s Project has proven successful as a comprehensive educational program... More

Annie´s Project - Minnesota

Award Amount: $42,406
Institution: Univesity of Minnesota Extension Service
Project Director: Margaretha Rudstrom (rudstrmv@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Five Annie’s Project workshops were held in Minnesota where participants... More

Annie´s Project - Ohio

Award Amount: $20,000
Institution: American Small Farm Association
Project Director: Karl Gebhardt (kgebhardt@paulwerth.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie´s Project, Ohio, is a comprehensive educational program and support... More

Annie´s Project - Southwest Michigan Hispanic Women

Award Amount: $26,713
Institution: Michigan State University Extension
Project Director: Julie Pioch (mackella@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
We held two sucessful Annies Project sessions for members of... More

Annie´s Project Bi-State--Risk Management Education for Farm Women

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: Ruth Hambleton (rhamblet@uiuc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Illinois and Indiana will be working together to deliver Annie´s... More

Annie´s Project for Value Added and Beginning Wisconsin Farm Women

Award Amount: $40,436
Institution: UW Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick (joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
This project used the successful Annie’s Project structure to reach... More

Annie´s Project I & II: Risk Management Education for Indiana Farm Women

Award Amount: $24,864
Institution: Purdue Extension
Project Director: Kelly Heckaman (kheckaman@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Because Indiana farm women want to be successful farm business... More

Annie´s Project Iowa Missouri 2009

Award Amount: $31,165
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculutral Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The mission of Annie´s Project is to empower farm women... More

Annie´s Project Iowa-Missouri Education and State Support

Award Amount: $35,676
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s Project coordinates educational processes encompassing a practical, broad vision... More

Annie´s Project, North and South Dakota

Award Amount: $38,496
Institution: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Project Director: Dwight Aakre (daakre@ndsuext.nodak.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s project is an educational program for Midwestern farm and... More

Annie´s Project- Ohio´s Risk Management Education for Farm Women

Award Amount: $33,064
Institution: Ohio State University Extension
Project Director: Julia Woodruff (woodruff.94@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie’s Project will be extended throughout Northern Ohio (See Map... More

Annie´s Project--Education for Farm Women

Award Amount: $24,000
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: Ruth Hambleton (rhamblet@uiuc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie´s Project--Education for Farm Women focused on the fives areas... More

Annie´s Project-Women Marketing Grain

Award Amount: $12,980
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie’s Project – Women Marketing Grain (AP-WMG) builds on the... More

Annies Project Iowa-Missouri Phase II

Award Amount: $37,741
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s Project is a comprehensive educational program and support network... More

Application of AgFA to assist young farmers to improve financial decision-making in an increasing-risk environment

Award Amount: $41,645
Institution: Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Jenny Vanderlin (jmvander@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project employed the AgFA Benchmarking database to assist WI... More

Assessing and Reducing Risk for Beginning Farmers in the Western Lake Superior Region of MN and WI through Comprehensive Farmer-to-Farmer Education.

Award Amount: $22,243
Institution: Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association
Project Director: Cree Bradley (cree@lakesuperiorfarming.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association utilized a whole farm planning... More

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

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

Assessing Legal Variables and Managing Risk in Direct Farm Businesses

Award Amount: $49,856
Institution: University of Illinois
Project Director: Bryan Endres (bendres@illinois.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
As farmers diversify production and marketing, lack of information and... More

Assessing Management Skills of Farmers and Farm Managers

Award Amount: $16,450
Institution: UW-Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Carl Duley (carl.duley@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
The Management Assessment Center for Farm Owners/Managers is a comprehensive... More

Assessing Management Skills of Value Added/Labor Intense Crop Managers

Award Amount: $24,499
Institution: University of Wisconsin Extension
Project Director: Steve Huntzicker (steve.huntzicker@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The Management Assessment Center for Value Added/Labor Intense Crop Managers... More

Back to Basics, Managing Risk through Basic Management Education

Award Amount: $20,557
Institution: Ohio State University Extension, Agricultural Business Enhancement Center
Project Director: Beth Fausey (fausey.11@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Changes in our national economy impact all industries in Northwest... More

Back to the Basics: Educating Producers on the Functions of All Available Grain Marketing Tools and Their Role in a Successful Marketing Plan

Award Amount: $18,340
Institution: Loewen and Associates, Inc.
Project Director: Tim Strunk (timstrunk@cox.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project addressed the need of producers to have a... More

Beef Feedlot Producer Risk Management Project

Award Amount: $49,991
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Russ Euken (reuken@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed financial, production, business organization, marketing, human resource... More

Beginning Farmer Program Reduces Risks in New States

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Land Stewardship Project
Project Director: Karen Stettler (cathyt@landstewardshipproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Entrepreneurial Grants
Summary
Beginning and transitioning farmers in Illinois, Nebraska, and Missouri sought... More

Biosecurity in Animal Agriculture for Our Next Generation

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension
Project Director: Abby Neu (neux0012@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
A disease outbreak, can be devastating to any animal agriculture industry.... More

Border Line Risk Management Education Project

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation District
Project Director: Camie Janikowski (camie.janikowski@nd.nacdnet.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Border Line Risk Management Education Project included three educational... More

Bridging Brown County FARM Team

Award Amount: $13,283
Institution: Bridging Brown County Food, Agriculture and Rural Marketing Team
Project Director: Beth Zabel (bethzabel@mn.rr.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The BBC FARM Team sponsored a workshop, Growing Assets: Using... More

Building and Protecting the Farm: Identifying and Managing Risk Workshop

Award Amount: $35,560
Institution: Ag Credit, Agricultural Credit Association
Project Director: Kendra Heffelfinger (kheffelfinger@agcredit.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project targeted 200 young (ages 18-35), beginning (less than... More

Building capacity and empowering new, diversifying and Hispanic small farmers.

Award Amount: $13,598
Institution: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program
Project Director: Jim Pierce (piercej@lincolnu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The project targeted three urban counties in the Kansas City... More

Building For The Succesful Transition of Your Agricultural Business

Award Amount: $39,325
Institution: The Ohio State University
Project Director: David Marrison (marrison.2@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This program addressed the human and financial risks that many... More

Building Local Foods Capacity Through Risk Management Training

Award Amount: $44,160
Institution: John Wood Community College
Project Director: David Camphouse (dcamphouse@jwcc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The project established an advisory committee of producers, entrepreneurs, and... More

Central Minnesota Women in Agriculture Programming

Award Amount: $32,030
Institution: University of Minnesota
Project Director: Pauline Van Nurden (pvannurd@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The Central MN Women in Agriculture Network (WAGN) was a... More

Coaching Farm Families Through a Facilitated Farm Transition Planning Process

Award Amount: $49,775
Institution: The Learning Connection
Project Director: Kristine Ranger (kristine@knowledgenavigators.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the risk management education topic of Human... More

Commodity Challenge

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota
Project Director: Edward Usset (usset001@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Commodity Challenge is an online grain marketing game designed to... More

Commodity Challenge for Livestock Feed Purchases

Award Amount: $49,985
Institution: Center for Farm Financial Management
Project Director: Edward Usset (usset001@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
A sustained period of high grain prices led to the need... More

Commodity Marketing

Award Amount: $10,000
Institution: Central Community College
Project Director: Duane Waddle (dwaddle@cccneb.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Central Community College (CCC) proposes to develop and implement a... More

Communication Skills Support Farm Transfer Success

Award Amount: $13,601
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick (joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This farm transfer pilot project used a farm transfer survey... More

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

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

Computerizing Your Farming Operation

Award Amount: $19,977
Institution: Farmers Cooperative-Dorchester, NE
Project Director: Douglas Lewis (dlewis@farmersco-operative.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
We intend to introduce the computer, its software and hardware,... More

Cooperation as a Risk Management Tool for Small- and Medium-Sized Farmers

Award Amount: $39,700
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Roger Ginder (ginder@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Cooperative approaches can provide a viable alternative for producers to... More

CRAFTing Farmers Project of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

Award Amount: $10,000
Institution: CSA Learning Center at Angelic Organics
Project Director: Tom Spaulding (learndirector@csalearningcenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
More than 30 percent of small farms in Illinois have... More

Creating Millionaire Dairy Farm Models in Conventional, Grazing and Organic Dairy Systems

Award Amount: $49,999
Institution: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Project Director: Larry Tranel (tranel@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Project created four dairy farm models to assist small, beginning,... More

Crop Marketing and Production Contract Considerations

Award Amount: $44,906
Institution: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Project Director: Frayne Olson (frayne.olson@ndsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The project began by interviewing the head of procurement or... More

Cultivating Strong Indiana Farm Family Relationships for Today and Tomorrow

Award Amount: $30,983
Institution: Purdue Extension Kosciusko County
Project Director: Kelly Heckaman (kheckaman@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Cultivating Strong Indiana Farm Family Relationships for Today and Tomorrow... More

Decide Now

Award Amount: $38,000
Institution: UNL Extension
Project Director: Robert Tigner (rtigner2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
In Nebraska, of the 292 participants who engaged in completed NCRMEC... More

Defining Best Management Practices for Amish growers involved in Greenhouse Production

Award Amount: $30,773
Institution: University of Wisconsin
Project Director: Eileen Nelson (eonelson@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Wisconsin Amish communities have been growing bedding plants for retail... More

Developing Dairy Producer Peer Groups in Kansas

Award Amount: $43,976
Institution: Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Kevin Dhuyvetter (kcd@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
This project initiated and developed small producer peer groups among... More

Developing Sharemilking Arrangements and Educational Tools to Grow Grass Based Dairies

Award Amount: $46,000
Institution: University of Missouri Extension
Project Director: Joe Horner (hornerj@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
A new dairy production system is rapidly emerging in Missouri... More

Economic Viability and Revenue Diversification of Local Producers in SE Wisconsin

Award Amount: $49,842
Institution: The University of Wisconsin Extension
Project Director: Ryan Schone (ryan.schone@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Small farmers and ranchers, beginning and value-added producers presently face... More

Educating Cattle Producers Transitioning Into Hair Sheep or Meat Goat Production

Award Amount: $16,871
Institution: University of Illinois
Project Director: Teresa Steckler (tsteckle@illinois.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Beef producers in southern Illinois had expressed an interest in... More

Educating Women on Human Risk for the Farm´s Sake

Award Amount: $46,875
Institution: Purdue Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Stacy Herr (sherr@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Educating Women on Human Risk for the Farm´s Sake used... More

Emailed Risk Advisories for Crop Producers

Award Amount: $37,348
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Ray Massey (masseyr@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project is to extend to over 200 Missouri crop... More

Employment Skills for Today: Planning for Success

Award Amount: $11,416
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension
Project Director: Gary Hachfeld (hachf002@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This program focused on human and legal risk involved with... More

Empowering Latino producers through risk management education and networking

Award Amount: $39,999
Institution: University of Missouri, Community Food systems and Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Jose Garcia (GarciaJL@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Missouri has experienced an 87% increase in Latino producers from... More

Empowering New and Diversifying Farmers with the Tactics to Become Successful Market Growers

Award Amount: $39,999
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Mary Hendrickson (hendricksonm@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
The Kansas City region provides a growing market for locally... More

Energy Beet Risk Project

Award Amount: $34,000
Institution: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Project Director: Ron Haugen (ronald.haugen@ndsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project disseminated information on the risks (production and price)... More

Enhancing Landowner/Tenant Relationships in Volatile Markets: Managing Financial, Legal, and Human Risks

Award Amount: $38,847
Institution: Purdue University
Project Director: Craig Dobbins (cdobbins@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
A farmer that has solid rapport with a well-informed landowner... More

Enhancing Management and Marketing Opportunities for Kansas Graziers and Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $45,525
Institution: Kansas Farmers Union
Project Director: Mercedes Taylor-Puckett (kfu.mercedes@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Kansas livestock producers have been challenged by rising input costs,... More

Enhancing Producers' Application of Marketing Strategies through Experiential Learning

Award Amount: $49,996
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Lisa Elliott (lisa.elliott@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
North Central producers improved their risk management skills as they face... More

Establishing Vineyards As An Alternative To Tobacco Production

Award Amount: $26,250
Institution: Vernon County UW-Extension
Project Director: Timothy Rehbein (timothy.rehbein@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Specialty Enterprise Grants
Summary
In the past 20 years, tobacco production in Vernon and... More

Estate Planning Education in the Sandhills and Surrounding Areas.

Award Amount: $35,396
Institution: UNL Extension, Cherry County
Project Director: Jay Jenkins (jjenkins2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Over forty ranch families in the Sandhills area of Nebraska... More

Evaluating milking center decisions: Automatic milking systems vs. parlors.

Award Amount: $49,553
Institution: Regents of the University of Minnesota
Project Director: Jim Salfer (salfe001@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The challenge of hiring high quality employees on dairy farms... More

Evaluating Your Estate Plan

Award Amount: $33,000
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Kelvin Leibold (kleibold@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Evaluating Your Estate Plan helped farmers address estate planning and... More

Extension Top-Third Online Grain Marketing Games

Award Amount: $13,651
Institution: University of Missouri Extension
Project Director: Mark Jenner (jennermw@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
University of Missouri Extension conducted the Extension Top-Third Online Grain... More

Facilitating Direct Markets for Farmers

Award Amount: $29,926
Institution: Renewing the Countryside
Project Director: Jan Joannides (jan@rtcinfo.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Direct marketing helps producers manage market risk by giving them... More

Farm and Ranch Succession Plans

Award Amount: $37,500
Institution: Legal Aid of Nebraska
Project Director: Michelle Soll (msoll@legalaidofnebraska.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This project addressed the human, legal and financial risks that... More

Farm Bill Risk Management Education and Decision Tool

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

Farm Financial Management Education for Minnesota Producers.

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

Farm Management Tools and Techniques for Beginning Dairy Farmers

Award Amount: $10,646
Institution: Dairy Net Inc.
Project Director: Clark Hanson (chanson@dairynetinc.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The first redirection of the project occurred when the project... More

Farm Safety Programs to Meet OSHA Needs on Minnesota Dairy Farms

Award Amount: $18,211
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension
Project Director: Chuck Schwartau (cschwart@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project had some disappointments and some unexpected successes. ... More

Farm Transfer and Estate Planning for Minnesota Farm Families

Award Amount: $27,800
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension Service
Project Director: Kent Olson (kdolson@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This program effort addressed the human and financial risks arising... More

Farm Transition & Estate Planning: Build Your Exit Strategy

Award Amount: $28,238
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension
Project Director: Gary Hachfeld (hachf002@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This program focuses on human, financial and legal risk arising... More

Farm Transition & Estate Planning: Build Your Exit Strategy

Award Amount: $22,405
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension Service
Project Director: Gary Hachfeld (hachf002@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
The project adddresses human and financial risks arising from the... More

Farm Transition Planning - You Can Do It

Award Amount: $25,000
Institution: Center for Farm Financial Mgmt, University of Minnesota
Project Director: Dale Nordquist (dnord@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project assembled a national team of farm transition planning... More

Farm/Ranch Transfer: How to start, how to retire

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Center for Rural Affairs
Project Director: Michael Holton (michaellh@cfra.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Planning, communication and negotiation issues are common in farm/ranch transition... More

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

Award Amount: $47,752
Institution: Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills Area
Project Director: Bethany Johnston (bjohnston3@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Sixty-six people, representing approximately 48 farm and ranch families in... More

Farming Together: Estate & Retirement Planning

Award Amount: $34,912
Institution: Purdue University - Purdue Extension-White Co.
Project Director: Denise Schroeder (schroedd@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Farming Together: Estate & Retirement Planning was designed to help... More

Farming Together: Next Steps to Successfully Growing Future Farm Generations

Award Amount: $34,164
Institution: Purdue University - Purdue Extension - Putnam County
Project Director: Jenna Nees (smith535@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
“Farming Together: Next Step to Successfully Growing Future Farm Generations”... More

Farming...the Next Generation - Building Farm Linking & Succession Education Programs

Award Amount: $60,000
Institution: National Farm Transition Network
Project Director: John Baker (jrbaker@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Farm business succession is critical to the future of farming.... More

Farming...the Next Generation - Phase Two - Building & Strengthening Farm Succesion & Linking

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: International Farm Transition Network
Project Director: John Baker (jrbaker@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Farm business succession is critical to the future of farming.... More

Farmland Leasing Education

Award Amount: $32,430
Institution: University of Nebraska - Platte County Office
Project Director: Allan Vyhnalek (avyhnalek2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed risk management issues associated with land/field assets... More

FBFM #riskreward

Award Amount: $47,413
Institution: Western FBFM Association
Project Director: Robert Rhea (bobrhea@adams.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
A projected farm income statement, CDRC, and crop cost breakeven... More

Financial Planning for Hmong Fresh Market Growers

Award Amount: $23,324
Institution: WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Project Director: Kathy Schmitt (kathy.schmitt@wi.gov)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This two - part project immersed five underserved farmers in... More

Financial Planning Tools for AgPlan

Award Amount: $23,367
Institution: Center for Farm Financial Management
Project Director: Curtis Mahnken (cmahnken@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Agriculture is in an era of increasing financial stress and... More

Financial Risk Management for New Immigrant and Refugee Farmers

Award Amount: $10,965
Institution: Community CROPS
Project Director: Ingrid Kirst (ingrid@communitycrops.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Immigrants and refugees encounter significant risk as they move to... More

Finding individual solutions for cow/calf producers through production and financial analyses.

Award Amount: $25,939
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Julie Walker (julie.walker@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
South Dakota beef producers are currently faced with rising input... More

Food Rules: Managing Entrepreneurial Farm Business Risks by Knowing the Regulations

Award Amount: $26,923
Institution: The Land Connection
Project Director: Terra Brockman (kathy@thelandconnection.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
As more consumers demand fresh, local foods, more farmers... More

Fort Berthold Farmer & Rancher Strategic, Risk, and Whole-Farm Planning Program

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Fort Berthold Community College
Project Director: Mary Fredericks (mfrede@fortbertholdcc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project addresses the strategic, legal, financial, human, and production... More

Golden Age Farming

Award Amount: $24,500
Institution: University of Missouri Extension
Project Director: Mary Sobba (sobbam@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Golden Age Farming incorporates several teaching methods including traditional classroom... More

Got Profit? Accural Acccounting an important first step.

Award Amount: $25,921
Institution: UW-River Falls, Department of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: stanley schraufnagel (stanley.a.schraufnagel@uwrf.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The word ‘accounting’ can elicit different reactions from people, ranging... More

Got Profit? Beyond the First Step

Award Amount: $16,649
Institution: University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Project Director: stanley schraufnagel (stanley.a.schraufnagel@uwrf.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project responded to participant requests from previous workshops for... More

Growing Great Farm Families

Award Amount: $13,200
Institution: South Dakota Farm Bureau
Project Director: Wayne Smith (smithway@mcisweb.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This project addressed the interpersonal relationships and expectations of all... More

Habits of Financially Resilient Farmers Who Excel at Risk Management

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

Heart of the Farm - Green Fields

Award Amount: $22,426
Institution: Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Jenny Vanderlin (jmvander@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
The UW-Cooperative Extension and the Center for Dairy Profitability (CDP)... More

Heart of the Farm - Phase II Annie´s Project

Award Amount: $39,936
Institution: University of WI Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick (joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Wisconsin farm women learned that being involved with a farm... More

Heart of the Farm Conference Series

Award Amount: $20,554
Institution: Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Jenny Vanderlin (jmvander@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Heart of the Farm Conference Series continues to empower... More

Helping farmers create innovative, profitable, and flexible employment opportunities, while staying on the right side of the law.

Award Amount: $49,163
Institution: Farm Commons
Project Director: Rachel Armstrong (rachel@farmcommons.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Good employee practices hold back farms from expansion to new... More

Helping Nebraska Livestock and Forage Producers Understand and Implement Existing and Emerging Risk Management Tools

Award Amount: $33,105
Institution: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Project Director: Kathleen Brooks (kbrooks4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project took a comprehensive approach to risk management for... More

Helping Producers design Low-cost, Low-risk Grain Harvesting Systems

Award Amount: $30,489
Institution: Iowa State University Extension
Project Director: William Edwards (wedwards@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Corn/soybean farmers have large investments in grain harvesting, handling and... More

Hmong Risk Management Agricultural Education

Award Amount: $39,841
Institution: Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
Project Director: Renee Walz (rwalz@westerndairyland.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Entrepreneurial Grants
Summary
This project addresses agricultural production and limited access to... More

Human Resouce Management for Iowa Livestock Operations

Award Amount: $43,914
Institution: Iowa State University Extension
Project Director: Russ Euken (reuken@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Managers in Iowa livestock operations have expressed need for training... More

Human Resource Risks and Contingency Planning

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Purdue University
Project Director: Maria Marshall (mimarsha@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
A survey of Top Farmer Crop Workshop participants conducted by... More

Human Risk Management for Agricultural Producers (HR 4 Ag)

Award Amount: $49,705
Institution: UNL Extension - Johnson County
Project Director: Jessica Jones (jjones12@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The project Human Risk Management for Agricultural Producers (HR 4 Ag... More

Husker Ag SMARTS: Strengthening Management Abilities, Responsiveness, and Technical Skills

Award Amount: $37,054
Institution: University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension
Project Director: Matthew Stockton (mstockton2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Economic uncertainty and marketplace instability have increased the risk agricultural... More

Implementation of a Retail Farm Market School in Missouri

Award Amount: $48,505
Institution: The Curators of the University of Missouri
Project Director: Crystal Weber (webercd@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The Missouri Retail Farm Market school project is aimed at... More

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

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

Implementing milking risk management decisions incorporating low-cost parlors or automatic milking for healthy profitable dairies

Award Amount: $49,159
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Larry Tranel (tranel@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Project guided decision-making process to assist small, beginning or... More

Implementing Risk Management Decisions that Optimize Nutrient Value of Dairy Manure while Minimizing Related Risks

Award Amount: $49,688
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Leo Timms (ltimms@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Project guided decision-making process to assist small, beginning, and... More

Improved Soil Health for Regenerative Agriculture and Water Quality Protection

Award Amount: $46,064
Institution: Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams
Project Director: Mary Howell (kfu.mary@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided pro-active educational/networking activities to encourage and assist... More

Improving Hiring Practices and Retention of the Horse Industry Labor Force through Traditional and Online Employer Training Programs

Award Amount: $33,757
Institution: Michigan State University
Project Director: Christine Skelly (skellych@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Investigators from four North Central universities developed five online equine... More

Improving Land Leasing Skills for Kansas Landlords and Producers

Award Amount: $45,372
Institution: Kansas State University, Department of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Kevin Dhuyvetter (kcd@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Price volatility in recent years, particularly in the grain markets,... More

Improving Land Leasing Skills in Kansas

Award Amount: $30,220
Institution: Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Kevin Dhuyvetter (kcd@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Questions regarding equitable terms for land leases have become more... More

Increasing Producer Profits through Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

Award Amount: $39,884
Institution: The Ohio State University
Project Director: Beth Fausey (fausey.11@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Consumer interest in where our food comes from, how it... More

Increasing Production Knowledge and Profitability of Urban, Small and Diversifying Farmers

Award Amount: $30,100
Institution: University of Missouri Extension
Project Director: Crystal Weber (webercd@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The Kansas City region offers a growing number of outlest... More

Interactive Agri-Entrepreneurial Tools for Assessing Business Development Risks

Award Amount: $37,500
Institution: Iowa State University Value-Added Agriculture Programs
Project Director: Mary Holz-Clause (mclause@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Entrepreneurial Grants
Summary
1) Entrepreneurial Risk Subject Matter: Interactive self-assessment business planning and... More

Iowa Missouri Womens Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $31,267
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie’s Project coordinates educational processes encompassing a practical, broad vision... More

IRM Groups to Sustain Learning Communities Inititated in Master Range Cattle Manager

Award Amount: $46,464
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Ken Olson (kenneth.olson@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
We used a broad-based approach to risk management that incorporated... More

Joint Wisconsin RME Project for Fresh Market Apple, Berry & Vegetable Producers

Award Amount: $22,000
Institution: Wisconsin Apple Growers Association
Project Director: Anna Maenner (acminc@verizon.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed the risks associated with specialty crop farming... More

Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

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

Kosciusko County Farm Fresh Direct Marketing Program

Award Amount: $18,750
Institution: Purdue University Extension - Kosciusko County
Project Director: Kelly Easterday (keasterday@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
This proposal addressed developing a marketing risk educational program for... More

Labor Risks in Pork Production

Award Amount: $39,996
Institution: Michigan State University
Project Director: Vera Bitsch (bitsch@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This project addressed the labor risks of pork producers in... More

Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshops

Award Amount: $19,577
Institution: University of Nebraska Lincoln, Extension
Project Director: Allan Vyhnalek (avyhnalek2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The project was successful in meeting the objectives defined at... More

Leadership for Successful Employee Management

Award Amount: $37,033
Institution: University of Minnesota
Project Director: Nathan Hulinsky (huli0013@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Employee turnover is costly to any business; The Society for... More

Learning to use Farm Financial Management Tools to Improve Profitability

Award Amount: $47,847
Institution: Center for Farm Financial Management
Project Director: Dale Nordquist (dnord@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
A unique aspect of agriculture is that most producers are... More

Leave No Dairy Calf Behind

Award Amount: $46,278
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Lee Kilmer (lhkilmer@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project guided the decision-making process of small, beginning, traditional... More

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

Award Amount: $45,891
Institution: Legal Aid of Nebraska
Project Director: Michelle Soll (msoll@legalaidofnebraska.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Through our educational workshops, the principal objective of this project... More

Legal Aid of Nebraska: Business Planning, Financial Management, and Self-sufficiency for Nebraska Producers

Award Amount: $39,738
Institution: Legal Aid of Nebraska
Project Director: Michelle Soll (msoll@legalaidofnebraska.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
We enjoyed remarkable attendance and participation from farm and ranch... More

Linking Native American Youth to Agricultural Futures

Award Amount: $49,992
Institution: South Dakota State University Extension-Rosebud
Project Director: Rachel Lindvall (rachel.lindvall@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Our project underwent many changes due to unique difficulties rooted... More

Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Education for Livestock Producers and Insurance Agents

Award Amount: $25,421
Institution: University of Nebraska Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Darrell Mark (dmark2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
USDA Risk Management Agency announced approval of the Livestock Gross... More

Livestock Insurance Education Program for North Dakota

Award Amount: $11,892
Institution: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Project Director: Tim Petry (Tim.Petry@ndsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance for feeder cattle, fed cattle,... More

Manager´s Academy: Target 2015

Award Amount: $23,295
Institution: Purdue Extension - Kosciusko County
Project Director: Kelly Heckaman (kheckaman@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The Purdue Management Academy: Target 2015 was developed to provide... More

Managing Agricultural Land for the 21st Century

Award Amount: $23,056
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jim Jansen (jjansen4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the risk management issues associated with agricultural land... More

Managing cattle and worker safety: Low-stress cattle handling skills and facility evaluation trainings

Award Amount: $46,410
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Heidi Carroll (heidi.carroll@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Working beef cattle ranks as one of the occupations with... More

Managing for Leaner Times

Award Amount: $47,210
Institution: Legal Aid of Nebraska
Project Director: Michelle Soll (msoll@legalaidofnebraska.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Thru this project we assisted Nebraska producers, through workshops and... More

Managing Forage Production Risk with Small Scale Irrigation

Award Amount: $19,895
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Ryan Milhollin (milhollinr@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project developed and disseminated educational materials to inform dairy... More

Managing Legal and Financial Risk in Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs

Award Amount: $45,000
Institution: University of Illinois, Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Project Director: Bryan Endres (bendres@illinois.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Combined with extensive research into the practices and preferences of... More

Managing Legal Risk for Livestock and Dairy Producers in Ohio

Award Amount: $43,696
Institution: OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program
Project Director: Peggy Hall (AgLaw@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project educated Ohio livestock and dairy producers on legal... More

Managing Margin Risk: Assisting Producers in Coping with volatile prices, Input Costs and Cash Rent.

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Purdue University
Project Director: Corinne Alexander (cealexan@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Managing margin risk has become incredibly important for producers given... More

Managing Risk in New Agritourism Enterprises

Award Amount: $32,100
Institution: Renewing the Countryside II
Project Director: Jan Joannides (jan@rtcinfo.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Agritourism can provide small and mid-sized farmers a means of... More

Managing Risk Through Computer Education for Farm and Green Industry Producers

Award Amount: $14,510
Institution: Ohio State University Extension, Agricultural Business Enhancement Center
Project Director: Beth Fausey (fausey.11@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Keeping up with technology in today’s information age is an... More

Managing Risks in Agritourism Enterprise Development

Award Amount: $29,504
Institution: Iowa State University Extension Value Added Agriculture
Project Director: Raymond Hansen (hansenr@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
This project provided individualized business plan training and coaching to... More

Managing Risks Through Peer to Peer Learning Groups: An Asset-Based Approach to Innovation and Growth

Award Amount: $24,760
Institution: University of Wisconsin - Extension
Project Director: Andrew Dane (andrew.dane@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Six peer learning groups of producers learned about opportunities... More

Managing Succession Planning and Profit Margins

Award Amount: $49,941
Institution: The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick (joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Managing Farm Succession & Profit Margins reached 301 producers with... More

Managing variable costs on dairy farms through energy use assessment and conservation

Award Amount: $23,066
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Erin Cortus (erin.cortus@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The risk of inefficient use and management of environmental control... More

Managing Your Farm for Long-Term Success

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

Managing your Farm's Heartbeat: Effective Human Resource Strategies

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Project Director: Madeline Schultz (schultz@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
After completing one of four Heartbeat of the Farm: Human Resource... More

Maps, Apps & Mobile Media Marketing

Award Amount: $42,269
Institution: The Ohio State University
Project Director: Julie Fox (fox.264@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Because of producer demand for education on new technology, the... More

Marketing Opportunities for Goat Producers

Award Amount: $39,565
Institution: Iowa State University Extension
Project Director: Mary Holz-Clause (mclause@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
This project targeted value-added agriculture producers and producers diversifying their... More

Marketing Risk Education for Hmong Growers

Award Amount: $33,710
Institution: Brown County UW-Extension
Project Director: Bill Wright (wright_wp@co.brown.wi.us)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project addressed risk management in the area of price... More

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

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

MarketReady, preparing producers to sell to schools

Award Amount: $47,382
Institution: The Ohio State University
Project Director: Julie Fox (fox.264@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Interest in local food has spread to the school market,... More

Master Range Cattle Manager Program

Award Amount: $39,183
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Ken Olson (kenneth.olson@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
South Dakota cow-calf producers face substantial risk. Although often excellent... More

Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers: Providing a holistic look at what it takes to start and operate an orchard business.

Award Amount: $36,598
Institution: UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Project Director: John Hendrickson (jhendric@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
We developed and implemented a 3-day intensive course covering all... More

Minnesota and North Dakota Risk Management Education and Discussion

Award Amount: $14,000
Institution: Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers
Project Director: Tara Gillespie (tgillespie@mnwheat.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Education Topics1) Crop Insurance 2) Grain Merchandiser credit 3) Grain StorageEducation Method1) Participants will... More

Minnesota Canola Council RMA Education

Award Amount: $4,246
Institution: Minnesota Canola Council
Project Director: Jon Dockter (mncanola@comcast.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
After working very hard with staff from the RMA, a... More

Mitigating Drought Risk for Nebraska Livestock and Forage Producers

Award Amount: $41,255
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Monte Vandeveer (mvandeveer2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
The project seemed successful, overall. We were able to... More

Multi-Regional Women In Agriculture Conference

Award Amount: $20,000
Institution: Meade County Extension Service
Project Director: Stacy Hadrick (hadrick.stacy@ces.sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Multi Regional Women In Agriculture Conference is about women... More

Nebraska Annie´s Project

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Project Director: Megan Voss (mvoss2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
The goal of Annie’s Project was to provide an educational... More

Nebraska Womens Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $32,272
Institution: UNL Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Megan Voss (mvoss2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
With a changing environment for women involved in farming and... More

North Central Extension Farm Management Committee Lease & Lease Education Materials Development and Delivery

Award Amount: $49,912
Institution: Un. of Wisc. Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Arlin Brannstrom (ajbranns@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
We built upon the lease modernization activities and materials created... More

North Central Extension Farm Management Committee Lease Modernization

Award Amount: $49,741
Institution: UW Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Arlin Brannstrom (ajbranns@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
More than half the cropland in the North Central Region... More

North Central Farm Bill Education

Award Amount: $51,503
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Bradley Lubben (blubben2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The North Central Farm Bill Education Project provided funding to... More

Novel Contracts Offered to Agricultural Producers and Landowners

Award Amount: $30,875
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Ray Massey (masseyr@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Legal Risk Grants
Summary
Non agricultural entities increasingly target agricultural entities for long term... More

Ohio Farm Labor Handbook

Award Amount: $44,845
Institution: OSU Extension Agricultural & Resource Law Program
Project Director: Peggy Kirk Hall (hall.673@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
The Ohio Farm Employment Handbook is a web-based resource to... More

Ohio Women in Agriculture Programming - Moving Beyond the Basics

Award Amount: $33,119
Institution: Ohio State University Extension
Project Director: Julia Woodruff (woodruff.94@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project was two-fold, its focus was to develop a... More

Opening the Communication Lines with Farm Employees

Award Amount: $49,083
Institution: MSU Extension
Project Director: Phil Durst (durstp@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project provided valuable input to dairy farm owners and... More

Opportunities in organic sweetpotato production

Award Amount: $10,000
Institution: Kansas State University
Project Director: Edward Carey (tcarey@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Significant and growing demand for organically grown sweetpotatoes presents an... More

Organic and Natural Beef Production in South Dakota

Award Amount: $20,085
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Julie Walker (julie.walker@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
South Dakota beef producers are exploring alternative production and marketing... More

Organic Certification Training for Producers

Award Amount: $39,852
Institution: Missouri Department of Agriculture
Project Director: Joan Benjamin (joan.benjamin@mda.mo.gov)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Specialty Enterprise Grants
Summary
This project addresses production, price, financial, and legal risks of... More

Organic Marketing for Producers

Award Amount: $39,983
Institution: Missouri Department of Agriculture
Project Director: Gene Wiseman (Gene.Wiseman@mda.mo.gov)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addresses price, financial, and legal risks of 855... More

Organizing the Risk Management Toolbox: A Guide to Marketing, Insurance, and Government Programs

Award Amount: $41,759
Institution: UNL Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Darrell Mark (dmark2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Entrepreneurial Grants
Summary
Many agricultural producers are familiar with marketing concepts and hedging... More

Overall Women Conference - A Conference for Today´s Rural Woman

Award Amount: $10,000
Institution: Benton County Agricultural Extension District
Project Director: Linda Fischer (lefisch@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Farm women crave information related to finances, marketing, and quality... More

Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Rainfall Index Insurance Education Program for North Dakota

Award Amount: $7,940
Institution: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Project Director: Dwight Aakre (Dwight.Aakre@ndsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project was is intended to educate producers and insurance... More

Paying it Forward with a Successful Transition Cow Program

Award Amount: $49,308
Institution: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Project Director: Jennifer Bentley (jbentley@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Project guided decision-making process to assist small, beginning, traditional commercial... More

Pesticide Application Training for Hmong Growers

Award Amount: $38,358
Institution: WI Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Project Director: Jack Chang (jack.chang@wisconsin.gov)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project was a new educational approach to teaching pesticide... More

Pesticide Applicator Training for Hmong Growers

Award Amount: $41,184
Institution: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Project Director: Jack Chang (jack.chang@wisconsin.gov)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided an overview of IPM and taught proper... More

Planning for success: A Business Plan Guide for Latino and Other Minority Farmers

Award Amount: $39,987
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Jose Garcia (GarciaJL@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Entrepreneurial Grants
Summary
This project attempts to provide a bilingual “Business Planning” guide... More

Planning for the Future: Transferring Management and Assets in Challenging Times

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Kansas State University
Project Director: Forrest Buhler (fbuhler@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
In a series of four detailed workshops held at two... More

Planning Successful Farm and Ranch Successions

Award Amount: $49,824
Institution: K-State Research and Extension
Project Director: Gregg Hadley (ghadley@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project concerned farm and ranch (F&R) succession. F&R succession... More

Potato Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $37,241
Institution: North Dakota State Univ.
Project Director: Cole Gustafson (cole.gustafson@ndsu.nodak.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Specialty Enterprise Grants
Summary
Potato crop insurance policies are extremely complex due to quality... More

Preventing and Responding to Future Disease Outbreak

Award Amount: $46,280
Institution: The Curators of the University of Missouri
Project Director: Teng Lim (limt@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Livestock and poultry operations are an important component of food production.... More

Preventing and Responding to Major Disease Outbreak

Award Amount: $49,989
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Teng Lim (limt@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
A series of biosecurity workshops were conducted in Missouri, USA, to... More

Price risk and marketing education for beef and pork producers

Award Amount: $49,999
Institution: Iowa State University Office of Sponsored Programs
Project Director: Russ Euken (reuken@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
To date we have not publicly released the on-line course... More

Producer Network Development and Education: Scaling-up to Sell Wholesale into a Food Hub

Award Amount: $49,238
Institution: Lincoln University
Project Director: Katie Nixon (nixonk@lincolnu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Two food hub Feasibility studies were released in the Kansas... More

Profitable Grain Marketing

Award Amount: $10,228
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Elimination of common grain marketing mistakes is the focus of... More

Protecting Profits: Helping Nebraska Cattle Producers Manage Market Risk

Award Amount: $26,316
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jay Parsons (jparsons4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided Nebraska cow/calf producers with timely information on... More

Protecting the Farm from Potential Liability Issues

Award Amount: $10,900
Institution: Ag Credit
Project Director: Julia Woodruff (jwoodruff@agcredit.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Legal issues and liability surrounding farming activities continues to increase... More

Providing Access to Risk Management Tools Through Excel Training

Award Amount: $46,331
Institution: Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Kevin Dhuyvetter (kcd@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The inability to use Excel spreadsheets limits producers´ capability to... More

Purdue Succession Team: Planning for the Transfer of Farm Ownership and Management

Award Amount: $29,515
Institution: Purdue Extension - Huntington County
Project Director: Ed Farris (emfarris@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
As Indiana farm families face the issue of transferring the... More

Purdue Succession Team: Navigating the Legal and Tax Issues of a Farm Succession Plan

Award Amount: $29,425
Institution: Purdue Extension Cass County
Project Director: Tamara Ogle (togle@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
“Navigating the Legal and Tax Issues of a Farm Succession... More

Quality Management Systems (QMS) Training: Managing Risk in Todays Agricultural Marketplace

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Iowa State University Extension Value Added Agriculture
Project Director: Mary Holz-Clause (mclause@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project put together an easily accessible format for farmers... More

QuickBooks for Decision Making on Beef Farms

Award Amount: $19,812
Institution: Iowa State University Extension
Project Director: Denise Schwab (dschwab@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Most farmers realize the importance of good records and enterprise... More

Ranch and Farm Succession Education in the Nebraska Panhandle

Award Amount: $48,411
Institution: UNL Extension
Project Director: Jay Jenkins (jjenkins2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Over forty-five farm and ranch families in the University of... More

Ranch Transition When You Aren't In Control

Award Amount: $49,850
Institution: Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills Area
Project Director: Bethany Johnston (bjohnston3@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Effective communication is one of the biggest obstacles to successfully... More

Ready, Set, Go: Preparing Farms to Successfully Manage Risk

Award Amount: $41,003
Institution: Ohio State University Extension Mahoning County
Project Director: Dianne Shoemaker (shoemaker.3@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Many farms would like to know their costs of production to... More

Reducing barriers to modernize dairy operations through addressing production, legal, environmental, and public relations risks.

Award Amount: $30,000
Institution: University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Project Director: Kevin Bernhardt (bernhark@uwplatt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Due to aging or out-of-date facilities, potential farm transition, economic... More

Reducing Contract Risks for New, Small and Diversifying Farmers in Ohio

Award Amount: $44,546
Institution: The Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law Program
Project Director: Peggy Hall (aglaw@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project addresses contract risk for new, small and diversifying... More

Reducing Production Costs through Precision Fertilizer Applications: How Best Management Practices Optimize Net Returns

Award Amount: $32,000
Institution: Agflex, Inc.
Project Director: Thomas Green (tom.green@agflex.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
As fertilizer prices increase, it is important to use nitrogen... More

Reducing Risk in Farm Transfer

Award Amount: $5,387
Institution: NDSU Adams County Extension
Project Director: Julie Kramlich (julie.kramlich@ndsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project provided producers a greater understanding of the issues... More

Reducing Risk Through Cross-Cultural Learning Networks

Award Amount: $11,481
Institution: Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture
Project Director: Daniel Dermitzel (daniel@kccua.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
With this project the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture... More

Reducing Turnover Risk Through Development of Employers and Employees

Award Amount: $49,991
Institution: Michigan State University
Project Director: Stanley Moore (moorest@anr.msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided valuable skills training to workers interested in... More

Regional Workshops to Improve Missouri’s Farm Labor Management

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

Retired Farmers - An Elusive Concept? Addressing Real and Perceived Barriers to Farmer Retirement

Award Amount: $49,780
Institution: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick (joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Recognizing when to step away from the business can be... More

Returning to the Farm - River Falls

Award Amount: $20,853
Institution: University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Project Director: Gregg Hadley (gregg.hadley@uwrf.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This project addressed the human, financial and legal risks involved... More

Risk Management Education for Agri-Tourism

Award Amount: $31,750
Institution: Iowa State University Extension Value Added Agriculture
Project Director: Raymond Hansen (hansenr@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Agri-tourism operators in Iowa are facing ongoing concerns such as... More

Risk Management Education for Canola, Forage, and Wild Rice Producers

Award Amount: $24,938
Institution: Minnesota Canola Council
Project Director: Jon Dockter (mncanola@comcast.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This was a cooperative project between the Minnesota Canola Council,... More

Risk Management Education for Kickapoo Woods Cooperative

Award Amount: $24,000
Institution: Kickapoo Woods Cooperative
Project Director: Allissa Corrow (education@kickapoowoods.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The Kickapoo Woods Cooperative (KWC), a 504 member forestry cooperative... More

Risk Management for Illinois Farmers Transitioning to Organic and Identity-Preserved Crop Production

Award Amount: $49,080
Institution: The Land Connection
Project Director: Cara Cummings (cara@thelandconnection.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed financial, production, and marketing risks stemming from... More

Risk Management For Producer Wind Development

Award Amount: $15,000
Institution: Randall Resource Conservation and Development Association, Inc.
Project Director: Roger Huizenga (huizsaddle@midstatesd.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
This project has exceeded the number of Wind Risk Management... More

Risk Management for Veterans as New Farmers in Missouri

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Center for Rural Affairs
Project Director: Wyatt Fraas (wyattf@cfra.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Many Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars view farming... More

Risk Management in a New Marketing Era in Kansas: Integrating Risk Management Tools with SURE and ACRE Programs

Award Amount: $49,422
Institution: Kansas State University, Department of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Art Barnaby (barnaby@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Grain prices doubled within a year, then collapsed, then took... More

Risk Management: Integrating Insurance and Marketing Strategies

Award Amount: $25,020
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: William Edwards (wedwards@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The objective of the project is to teach participants how... More

Rocking the Boat: Deep Water or High Tide on the Beach?

Award Amount: $44,959
Institution: Iowa State University Extension
Project Director: Tim Eggers (teggers@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Rocking the Boat prepared participants for changes in profitability, interest... More

Rural education program for prospective employees in pork production

Award Amount: $38,863
Institution: Michigan State University Extension
Project Director: Gerald May (mayg@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This pilot project addressed the human resource needs of Michigan´s... More

Rural Women In America

Award Amount: $18,000
Institution: Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation District
Project Director: Camie Janikowski (camie.janikowski@nd.nacdnet.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
The 3rd Annual Rural Women in America (RWA) Conference, September... More

Rural Women in America Conference

Award Amount: $14,200
Institution: Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation District
Project Director: Camie Janikowski (camie.janikowski@nd.usda.gov)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
The Rural Women In America Conference (RWA), September 17 &... More

Small Farm Production of Hops and Malting Barley for the Midwest Craft Brewing Industry

Award Amount: $24,019
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension - Buffalo County
Project Director: Carl Duley (carl.duley@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project focused on profitable marketing of locally grown hops... More

So You've Inherited a Farm, Now What?

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

Soil Health for Ranch $uccess

Award Amount: $49,998
Institution: Kansas Farmers Union Foundation
Project Director: Mercedes Taylor-Puckett (kfu.mercedes@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Soil Health for Ranch Success provided educational and networking opportunities... More

South Dakota Annie´s Project

Award Amount: $23,438
Institution: SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Robin Salverson (robin.salverson@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service realized the importance of empowering... More

Southeast Wisconsin Farm and Food Network (SWFFN): The Farmer/Chef Connection

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: UW Cooperative Extension, Kenosha and Racine Counties
Project Director: Rose Skora (rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Urban sprawl and higher production costs are placing farmers in... More

Strategic Information Portal for Environmental Risk Management

Award Amount: $49,986
Institution: The Curators of the University of Missouri
Project Director: Ray Massey (masseyr@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project is addressing legal risks: environmental regulations and financial... More

Success for Small Beginning Dairy Farmers

Award Amount: $31,797
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Project Director: Victor Cabrera (vcabrera@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project trained 200 small beginning dairy farmers and helped... More

Sustainable Annie´s Systems in South Dakota for Years to come (SASSY)