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"Project Succession" part 2 the Key to Continued Farm Succession Progress in Pennsylvania

Award Amount: $39,600
Institution: Pennsylvania Farm Link, Inc.
Project Director: Darlene Livingston (c-daliving@pa.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
"Project Succession" part two built on the foundation laid by... More

2012 Farm Bill Risk Management Decision Tool

Award Amount: $49,956
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Jody Campiche (jody.campiche@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project focused on the 2014 farm bill and the... 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

Advanced Farm Management Training for Mid-Career Producers – Reducing Risk through Skill Building in Labor Management Systems, Cost of Production and Strategic Marketing

Award Amount: $38,598
Institution: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Seth Wilner (seth.wilner@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
Mid-career diversified fruit, vegetable, and livestock producers ... 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

Alternative Direct Marketing Methods for Small Farmers in Southwest Colorado

Award Amount: $35,478
Institution: San Juan RC&D
Project Director: Beth LaShell (bblashell@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed price, production and financial risks associated with... More

Annie´s Project in Wyoming - 2013

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

Annie´s Project Level II

Award Amount: $29,862
Institution: University of Maryland Extension
Project Director: Shannon Dill (sdill@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
Annie’s Project: Managing for Today and Tomorrow is the next... 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

Assessing the Risk and Opportunities of Institutional Markets for Small to Medium Size Farms

Award Amount: $40,195
Institution: North Carolina State University
Project Director: Stephen Bullen (gary_bullen@ncsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project prepared small-scale farmers interested in developing new... More

Bovine Respiratory Disease Risk Reduction from “ Bloodlines to Fencelines”

Award Amount: $51,954
Institution: College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
Project Director: Dale Moore (damoore@vetmed.wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addressed the regional priority concerning managing disease risks.... More

Collaborative Development and Implementation of an Optimized System for Production and Marketing of Pastured Poultry in Northern New York.

Award Amount: $29,226
Institution: Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County
Project Director: Brent Buchanan (bab22@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
Small-scale or transitioning farmers across six counties in Northern New... 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

Cultivating Tennessee Agritourism through Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $39,953
Institution: University of Tennessee Extension
Project Director: Megan Leffew (mleffew@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project provided educational and networking opportunities to help Tennessee... More

Drought Contingency Plans for Public Land Grazing Permittees

Award Amount: $12,000
Institution: Wyoming Dept of Agriculture
Project Director: Lucy Pauley (lucy.pauley@wyo.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
In autumn 2012, staff at the Wyoming Department of Agriculture... More

Economics of Aflatoxin Risk Management Tools

Award Amount: $48,000
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Project Director: Joe Outlaw (joutlaw@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project involved providing cutting-edge producer risk management information regarding... 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

Enterprise Risk Management Solutions for Shellfish Farmers

Award Amount: $48,226
Institution: Coastal Resource Specialists
Project Director: Sandra Macfarlane (sandymac@capecod.net)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
One hundred eighty-one Northeast shellfish farmers attended a workshop to... More

Estate and Transition Planning for Agricultural Producers

Award Amount: $24,009
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Project Director: Jason Johnson (jljohnson@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Five regional Estate and Transition Planning Workshops for agricultural producers... More

Expanding Annie´s Project Throughout New York State

Award Amount: $39,127
Institution: Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
Project Director: Bonnie Collins (bsc33@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
The expansion of Annie’s Project in New York State (NYS)... More

Farm Transfer/Transition Education for New England Farmers

Award Amount: $25,465
Institution: University of Vermont
Project Director: Robert Parsons (bob.parsons@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
The project continues to conduct workshops and provide online educational... More

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

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

Forest and Woodland Certification Outreach for Mississippi Farms

Award Amount: $34,104
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: Jason Gordon (jgordon@cfr.msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Many farms and other rural properties in Mississippi contain unmanaged... More

Growing Farms Profits: Furthering Education on Farm Financial Management

Award Amount: $44,991
Institution: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Project Director: Jean Mills (jean@ssawg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project educated 118 small and mid-scale producers of horticultural... More

Idaho Barley Risk Management VI

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

Implementing GAPs and GHPs programs for producing high quality and safer produce in Mississippi

Award Amount: $38,061
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: Barakat Mahmoud (bm547@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addresses the legal food safety liabilities associated with... More

In-laws to labor laws: Helping farmers manage human relationships to improve farm viability

Award Amount: $25,108
Institution: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
Project Director: Kelly Coleman (kelly@buylocalfood.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
This project addressed issues of labor management and human capital... More

Incorporation of Risk Management Strategies into the Master Cattleman Program

Award Amount: $18,073
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Megan Rolf (mrolf@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
We hosted two state-wide conferences and two smaller, regional conferences... 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 Guide for Direct Marketing Aquaculture Products in Alabama

Award Amount: $49,000
Institution: National Sea Grant Law Center
Project Director: Stephanie Otts (sshowalt@olemiss.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Aquaculture producers seeking to diversify their businesses through direct marketing... More

Managing and Mitigating Energy Development Risks in Mississippi

Award Amount: $46,748
Institution: Stennis Institute, Mississippi State University
Project Director: Rachael Carter (rdm1@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The project Managing and Mitigating Energy Development Risks in Mississippi... More

Managing Farm Transitions: Connecting Landowners, Farmers, and Families

Award Amount: $49,864
Institution: Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Shannon Ferrell (shannon.l.ferrell@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Through the Farm Transitions Project, a series of four one-day... 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 Marketing and Legal Risks Associated with Direct-to-Intermediaries Sales Strategies for Locally Grown Food and Food Products: Mississippi Market Ready ™ Training

Award Amount: $35,170
Institution: MS State University
Project Director: Kenneth Hood (hood@agecon.msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project was a direct result of interest expressed byparticipants... More

Managing Production Risks under Weather Extremes on Vermont Pasture-based Dairy Farms

Award Amount: $40,436
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
The project provided education to pasture-based dairy farmers, particularly organic... More

Managing Risk Through a System Approach to Concord Grape Productivity and Fruit Quality

Award Amount: $41,023
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Tim Weigle (thw4@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
This project was created to meet the need for Concord... More

Managing Risk using a Planned Grazing Chart and Biological Monitoring for Practical Management Decision Making

Award Amount: $9,835
Institution: Pennsylvania Certified Organic
Project Director: Lee Rinehart (lee@paorganic.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
This project addressed financial risk management through increased reliance on... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Mitigating Post-Recession Environmental, Marketing, and Financial Risks for Nursery and Greenhouse Growers

Award Amount: $48,635
Institution: Texas A&M University
Project Director: Charles Hall (charliehall@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project involves multi-faceted education strategically targeting nursery, greenhouse and... More

Mitigating risk with systems-based pest management for Tennessee nursery owners, producers, and Hispanic work force

Award Amount: $38,971
Institution: University of Tennessee
Project Director: Amy Fulcher (afulcher@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
New pests are a serious risk to Tennessee nursery profitability.... More

Navajo Lifeway Risk Management Improvement Project

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

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

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

Reducing beef cattle production risks by enhancing soil health, drought resilience, and reduced inputs through thoughtful grazing management.

Award Amount: $49,695
Institution: North Carolina State University
Project Director: Matt Poore (matt_poore@ncsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
By placing more attention on grazing management, producers can reduce... More

Reducing Risk and Preparing for Food Safety Regulations with Improved Produce Washing Methods for Vegetable Farms

Award Amount: $36,442
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Vernon Grubinger (vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Risk Management Education
Summary
Vegetable farmers are looking for practical ways to address food... More

Risk Management Education and Outreach for Socially Disadvantage Agricultural Producers in Texas

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: 100 Ranchers INC
Project Director: Kimberly Ratcliff (kimberly_ratcliff@yahoo.com)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The 100 Ranchers Inc., project focused on beginning, retired and... More

Risk Management Education for Eastern Washington Grain Producers

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Washington Association of Wheat Growers
Project Director: Lori Williams (lori@wawg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
During 2014, AMMO continued to provide Eastern Washington farm families... More

Risk Management Education for Hispanic and Other Small Producers in South Texas

Award Amount: $42,211
Institution: The University of Texas-Pan American
Project Director: Rick Carrera (rcarreraz@utpa.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project, Risk Management Education for Hispanic and Other Small... More

Risk Management Training and Budgeting for the Costs of Food Safety on Colorado Farms

Award Amount: $49,995
Institution: Colorado State University, Extension
Project Director: Martha Sullins (martha.sullins@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Colorado’s fruit and vegetable producers are exposed to greater financial,... More

Risk mitigation through production, price and legal risk management tools

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

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

Teaching Missouri Dairy Producers to Use Margin Insurance

Award Amount: $34,917
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Joe Horner (hornerj@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project was intended to help Missouri producers learn about... More

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

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

Web-Based Land Rental Risk Analysis

Award Amount: $49,969
Institution: Center for Farm Financial Management
Project Director: Dale Nordquist (dnord@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
FairRent for the Web was developed and distributed to provide... More

Whole Ranch Planning Series II

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

Women, Farms & Food

Award Amount: $47,000
Institution: Washington State University Extension
Project Director: Margaret Viebrock (viebrock@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2013 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Women, Farms & Food continues as a successful innovative project... More

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

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