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Agritourism Intensive 2015; Managing the risks of agritourism for California farm and ranch diversification

Award Amount: $49,953
Institution: Small Farm Program, University of California
Project Director: Shermain Hardesty (shermain@primal.ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project used a peer-reviewed agritourism training manual, incorporated learning... More

Bringing Farm Transition Planning to Women in Agriculture in New York

Award Amount: $45,339
Institution: Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
Project Director: Bonnie Collins (bsc33@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Sixty-six farm women (i.e., farm families) completed this course. They... More

Building Profitable Farms and Strong Financial Management

Award Amount: $49,931
Institution: California FarmLink
Project Director: Nathan Weller (nathan@cafarmlink.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The Building Profitable Farms and Strong Financial Management Project focused... More

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

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

Award Amount: $43,248
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project improved management knowledge and risk management skills of... More

Developing Marketing Plans and Strategies for Historically Underserved Producers in Mississippi StrikeForce Counties

Award Amount: $44,466
Institution: National Crop Insurance Services
Project Director: Laurence Crane (laurencec@ag-risk.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Assisted Limited Resource, Socially Disadvantaged, and Beginning producers of Specialty... More

Education to reduce producer risks when selling timber

Award Amount: $22,742
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Kevin Zobrist (kevin.zobrist@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
We developed and delivered two comprehensive symposia on all aspects of... More

Equipping Farm Families with Succession Planning Tools

Award Amount: $32,980
Institution: Pennsylvania Farm Link, Inc.
Project Director: Darlene Livingston (c-daliving@pa.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Family farms embarked on the succession planning process. “Equipping Farm Families... More

Essential Risk Management for California's Direct Marketing Farmers

Award Amount: $28,736
Institution: Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association
Project Director: Ben Palazzolo (benpalazzolo@pcfma.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
California has the most robust and heavily-regulated farmers' market system... More

Facilitating on-farm food safety risk management practices to implement FSMA and GFSI requirements

Award Amount: $49,777
Institution: LSU AgCenter
Project Director: Achyut Adhikari (acadhikari@agcenter.lsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed on-farm food safety issues to help producers meet... More

Family Agricultural Enterprise Succession: A Management Transition Seminar

Award Amount: $16,535
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Sherri Noxel (sherri.noxel@bus.oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Given the increasing age of Oregon’s principal farm operators, retirement... More

Farm Labor Management: Helping Producers Cultivate Human Resources

Award Amount: $40,934
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Shannon Ferrell (shannon.l.ferrell@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Our project assisted producers in managing their human resources through... More

Farm Transfer Education for the Northeast and West Virginia

Award Amount: $35,217
Institution: University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
Project Director: Robert Parsons (bob.parsons@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project expanded into more than expected with 17 workshops... More

FARMING 101: Risk Management for Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $49,969
Institution: Marin Organic
Project Director: Jeffrey Westman (jeffrey@marinorganic.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Marin Organic provided marketing, financial, legal, and production risk training... More

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

Financial and Legal Risk Management Education for Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers in the Salinas Valley

Award Amount: $48,680
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Project Director: nathan harkleroad (nathan@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The project engaged over 125 participants (45 farmer-tenants in ALBA's... More

Financial Literacy and Credit Readiness Training for Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $37,131
Institution: Tufts University c/o New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Project Director: Jennifer Hashley (jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed issues of financial management and credit access... More

Growing for Wholesale Distribution in Southwest Colorado

Award Amount: $41,717
Institution: Beth LaShell
Project Director: Beth LaShell (bblashell@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Wholesale market opportunities in the 4-Corners region increased with 1)SouthWest... More

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

Holistic Management and Risk Assessment Workshops for Dairy Farmers in the Southern Region

Award Amount: $49,586
Institution: Department of Dairy Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Project Director: Gonzalo FERREIRA (gonf@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The objective of this project was to deliver two dairy... 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

Improving Agritourism Marketing and Branding in Mississippi

Award Amount: $49,144
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: Staci Zavattaro (smz35@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The agritourism marketing and branding workshop series was designed to... More

Improving Small Farm Economic Viability thru Advanced Business Planning and Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $39,679
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Curt Moulton (moultonc@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
We delivered a very successful 2-day short course "Farm Record... More

Improving Sustainability within Farm Families and Between New and Retiring Farmers by Cultivating Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills

Award Amount: $36,225
Institution: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
Project Director: Deborah Teeter (dlt22@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the need for improved communication and conflict... 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

Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Risk Management Education for Kentucky Farm Families

Award Amount: $49,136
Institution: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
Project Director: Jennifer Hunter (jhunter@uky.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Over 40% of Kentucky farms are transitioning, beginning or exiting... More

Managing Market Risk Through Collaboration Between Farmers and Market Managers

Award Amount: $24,924
Institution: Southside Community Land Trust
Project Director: Margaret DeVos (margaret@southsideclt.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The topic covered by the project is Marketing Risk: ... More

Managing Marketing and Production Risks for Small Forest Producers in San Juan County

Award Amount: $39,912
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Kirk Hanson (kirk@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Through Managing Marketing and Production Risks for Small Forest Producers in... More

Managing Production and Financial Risks in Northern Climates through Cover Crop Adoption

Award Amount: $48,280
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Cover cropping is a practice that can mitigate production and... More

Navajo Farmers and Ranchers Resource Conservation Planning and Management Training Project

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

New Tropical Island Farmer Risk Management Education Series

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

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

Preparing Produce Growers for Compliance With The Food Safety Modernization Act

Award Amount: $37,243
Institution: Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Meredith Melendez (melendez@njaes.rutgers.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The Rutgers On-Farm Food Safety Team educated 1063 farmers on... 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

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

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

Award Amount: $40,055
Institution: Lake County Community Development Corporation
Project Director: Jan Tusick (jan.tusick@lakecountycdc.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
In collaboration Western Montana Growers Cooperative, the Montana Food and... More

Rising Out of the Weeds: Reducing Risk with Sound Decision Making

Award Amount: $30,264
Institution: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
Project Director: Kelly Coleman (kelly@buylocalfood.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project helped 71 small western Massachusetts producers learn sound... More

Risk Management and Economic Thresholds for Treating the Sugarcane Aphid on Sorghum - An Excel Tool

Award Amount: $49,439
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Project Director: Levi Russell (lrussell@uga.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Project was a success with 576 attendance at all workshops.... 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

Southern Agricultural Lease Education Program

Award Amount: $45,086
Institution: Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
Project Director: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (tdowell@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
We developed materials, held in-person workshops, and conducted a webinar... More

Specialty Crop and Organic Producer Analysis of Whole- farm and Organic Crop Insurance Options

Award Amount: $41,920
Institution: Rural Advancement Foundation International - USA
Project Director: Scott Marlow (smarlow@rafiusa.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
RAFI worked with farmers to analyze the new Whole-farm Revenue... 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

Teaching New Tools for Risk Management to Livestock Producers in Oklahoma

Award Amount: $37,373
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: James Jones (jj.jones@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Too many Oklahoma livestock producers risk management plans or lack... More

Think Fast: Assessing Agricultural Risks Using Applied Techniques

Award Amount: $41,669
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: John M Riley (j.m.riley@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The intent of this project was to address risk as... More

Training Kentucky Crop Farmers to Develop an Integrated Farm Program, Insurance, and Price Risk Management Safety-Net

Award Amount: $49,998
Institution: University of Kentucky
Project Director: Todd Davis (todd.davis@uky.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
Commercial farmers, lenders and insurance agents understand integrating crop insurance,... More

Utilizing Social Media and Digital Technologies as a Marketing Strategy for Virgin Islands Farmers

Award Amount: $49,949
Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Project Director: Stafford Crossman (scrossm@uvi.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
The project provided Virgin Islands farmers with the ability to... More

Western FBFM Financial Risk Management

Award Amount: $47,500
Institution: Western FBFM Association
Project Director: Robert Rhea (bobrhea@adams.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project brought producers together with experienced professionals to prepare... More

Will Your Farm Outlive You? Motivating and Educating WI Farmers on Farm Succession Planning

Award Amount: $42,825
Institution: UW Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick (joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project reached 645 Wisconsin producers on farm succession planning... More
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