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“Implementing risk management practices to improve economic viability with 80 socially disadvantaged producers in San Elizario, Texas"

Award Amount: $49,995
Institution: National Immigrant Farming Initiative Inc.
Project Director: Rigoberto Delgado (rigo@immigrantfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
“Implementing risk management practices to improve economic viability with 80 socially disadvantaged... More

Addressing Food Safety Risks through Farm-Based Training

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

Addressing Production and Business Risk for Small Ruminant Producers in Kentucky

Award Amount: $33,160
Institution: Kentucky State University
Project Director: Kenneth Andries (kenneth.andries@kysu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The program improved the sustainability of small ruminant producers in... More

Advanced Online Marketing Strategies for Tennessee Farmers

Award Amount: $49,883
Institution: The University of Tennessee
Project Director: Megan Leffew (mleffew@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The Advanced Online Marketing Strategies for Tennessee Farmers project provided... More

Bridging the GAPs - WV Food Safety Training for Small and Mid-Sized Farms

Award Amount: $32,043
Institution: West Virginia University Research Corporation
Project Director: Doolarie Singh-Knights (dosingh-knights@mail.wvu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Growing consumer demand for local, distinctive foods has increased local... More

Building Farm Foundations and Planning for Success: Planning, Marketing Strategies, and Risk Management for Beginning and Limited-Resource Farmers

Award Amount: $49,967
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Margo Hale (margoh@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The educational trainings focused on risk management through business and... More

Building Resiliency and Improving Profitability through Adoption of No-Till Production Systems in Northern Climates

Award Amount: $32,069
Institution: University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
Project Director: Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
No-till cropping systems have been shown to reduce crop production... More

Community Accreditation for Produce Safety in Vermont

Award Amount: $39,838
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Vernon Grubinger (vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project helps small- and medium-scale farms that are exempt... 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

Dairy Profit Monitor - NC Pilot Peer Group

Award Amount: $9,133
Institution: North Carolina State University
Project Director: Brittany Whitmire (bfwhitmi@ncsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project launched a pilot peer group of North Carolina... More

Developing Leadership and Human Resource Management Skills for Mid and Late Career Farmers

Award Amount: $27,702
Institution: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Seth Wilner (seth.wilner@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the risks mid-career farmers face due to... More

Enhancing Louisiana Agritourism: Managing Financial and Legal Liabilities

Award Amount: $44,765
Institution: LSU AgCenter
Project Director: Maria Bampasidou (mbampasidou@agcenter.lsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided educational and networking opportunities to existing and... More

Enhancing Tennessee Small-scale Fruit and Vegetable Farms’ Ability to Manage Marketing and Financial Risks

Award Amount: $49,034
Institution: University of Tennessee
Project Director: Margarita Velandia (mvelandia@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The project addressed unique marketing and... More

Environmental Regulations and Legal Education for Vermont Farms

Award Amount: $24,341
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Mark Cannella (mark.cannella@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the legal rights and obligations Vermont farmers... 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

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

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

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

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

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 Herd Rebuilding in South Texas

Award Amount: $14,753
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Project Director: Levi Russell (lrussell@uga.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The project’s goal was to educate producers on the use of... More

Gate to Plate: Targeted Business and Production Management Training for Women, Beginning, and Transitioning Ranchers Selling Meat into the Marketplace.

Award Amount: $49,992
Institution: North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Center for Environmental Farming Systems/NC Choices
Project Director: Sarah Blacklin (sarah@ncchoices.com)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Women ranchers; new and diversifying pork, poultry, and beef farmers; and... More

Growing Family Communication Skills and Succession Technical Success

Award Amount: $34,199
Institution: Pennsylvania Farm Link, Inc.
Project Director: Darlene Livingston (c-daliving@pa.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
A 2012 NASS report showed 32,950 farm owners over age... 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

Idaho Grain and Livestock Risk Management Education

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

Implementing Biosecurity and Disease Prevention Measures and Evaluating Marketing Strategies and Contract Opportunities in Small Ruminant Production

Award Amount: $44,332
Institution: University of Tennessee
Project Director: Andrew Griffith (agriff14@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Two conferences were hosted with 16 educational hours to achieve... More

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

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

Institutional Market Readiness for Small Scale Alternative Crop Farmers in East Arkansas

Award Amount: $49,920
Institution: East Arkansas Enterprise Community (EAEC), Inc.
Project Director: Robert Cole (eaec@sbcglobal.net)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the production, price and marketing, legal, human... More

Legal Risk Management Planning for Beginning and Socially-Disadvantaged Farmers (LRMP)

Award Amount: $49,223
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
Project Director: nathan harkleroad (nathan@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
There is much more to farming than just growing crops.... More

Local Produce Safety Initiaitve

Award Amount: $49,990
Institution: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Project Director: Karen McSwain (karen@carolinafarmstewards.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Through the Local Produce Safety Initiative, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association provided technical... 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 Marketing and Legal Risks Associated with Direct Markets for Local Foods in West Virginia - WV Market Ready Program

Award Amount: $35,479
Institution: West Virginia University Research Corporation
Project Director: Doolarie Singh-Knights (dosingh-knights@mail.wvu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Growing demand for local products requires increased producer capacity to... More

Managing Natural Risk: Reducing Potential Impact of Wildfires and Climate Change on Small Farms and Ranches in the Intermountain West

Award Amount: $49,766
Institution: Sustainable Obtainable Solutions
Project Director: Gloria Flora (gflora@s-o-solutions.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Small farms and ranches in the Intermountain West are increasingly... More

Managing Volatility in Oil and Natural Gas Royalty Income on the Farm

Award Amount: $35,000
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Project Director: David Messersmith (dtm101@psu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed legal and financial risks on diverse family... More

Organic Elders and the Next Generation: Planning for Succession

Award Amount: $49,644
Institution: California FarmLink
Project Director: Reggie Knox (reggie@cafarmlink.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
With the average age of California’s 4,500 organic farmers at... More

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

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

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 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

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

Protecting Profitability for Small and Beginning Farmers in Maryland and Delaware through Holistic Planning

Award Amount: $29,933
Institution: National Crop Insurance Services
Project Director: Laurence Crane (laurencec@ag-risk.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project assisted small, beginning, and limited resource producers of specialty... More

Ranch Adaptation Strategies to Remain Economically Viable Throughout Periods of Drought

Award Amount: $48,412
Institution: California Cattlemen's Association
Project Director: Justin Oldfield (justin@calcattlemen.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The project sought to educate and assist ranchers in adapting... More

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

Recordkeeping Strategies and Tools for New and Beginning Producers to Promote Good Business Management and Farm Program Participation

Award Amount: $36,373
Institution: Trustees of Tufts College
Project Director: Jennifer Hashley (jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project brought together farmers and experts from Massachusetts, New... More

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

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

Reducing Marketing, Legal and Production Risk for Specialty Crop Producers by Adding Value

Award Amount: $32,290
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Project Director: Winifred McGee (wwm1@psu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project taught under-served and specialty crop producers the benefits of... More

Reducing Risk for Specialty Crop Farmers Seeking Access to Large Wholesale Markets

Award Amount: $26,591
Institution: Appalachian Sustainable Development
Project Director: Kathlyn Terry (kterry@asdevelop.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed Marketing Risk for beginning and experienced specialty crop... 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 Education for Urban Farmers in Texas

Award Amount: $38,432
Institution: Prairie View A&M University
Project Director: Nelson Daniels (ndaniels@ag.tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The Risk Management Education to Urban Farmers in Texas project... 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

Strengthening Risk Management Tools for Growers in South Florida: Crop Insurance Training

Award Amount: $27,135
Institution: University of Florida Board of Trustees
Project Director: Edward Evans (eaevans@ufl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Project delivered production risk management education by training farmers on... More

Training family farmers to reduce food safety risks in post-harvest handling

Award Amount: $49,653
Institution: Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Project Director: Dave Runsten (dave@caff.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
CAFF conducted a series of workshops and provided one-on-one assistance... More

Training Small Scale Sierra Nevada Beginning Farmers and Ranchers to Reduce Risk and Improve Economic Viability

Award Amount: $49,851
Institution: University of California Cooperative Extension Placer & Nevada
Project Director: Cindy Fake (cefake@ucanr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
This project helped foothill farmers and ranchers in the foothills... More

Veterinary Feed Directive Short Course and Producer Certification

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

Whole Ranch Planning: Navajo Nation

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

Women Managing Commodity Risks in Iowa

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Project Director: Madeline Schultz (schultz@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Iowa women improved risk management skills and activities to better... More
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