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Agritourism Safety and Liability: Implementing Best Risk Management Practices for Farms Open to the Public

Award Amount: $30,952
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Lisa Chase (lisa.chase@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
As consumer demand for local food and farm experiences has... More

Benchmarking -- Farm/Ranch Enterprises to Identify Strengths and Weaknesses and Implementation of Strategic Business Planning for South Central Utah Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $48,478
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project increased participants' management knowledge and ability to identify production... More

Biosecurity Education for Organic and Pastured Poultry Producers

Award Amount: $46,581
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Kevin Ellis (kevine@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the inherent risks of disease transmission in... More

Building Climate Resilience via Agroecology and Learning Networks

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

Developing Marketing Plans and Strategies for Historically Underserved Producers in Arkansas Strike Force Counties

Award Amount: $47,970
Institution: National Crop Insurance Services
Project Director: Laurence Crane (laurencec@ag-risk.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The outcome of this project was to enable small, limited resource,... More

Diversifying Revenue with Value Added Production and Marketing

Award Amount: $23,743
Institution: San Juan RC&D
Project Director: Beth LaShell (bblashell@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Small vegetable and fruit farmers in the 4-Corners region have... More

Educating Massachusetts Farmers on Avoiding Risks in Farm Labor Law Compliance

Award Amount: $37,456
Institution: Trustees of Tufts College / New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Project Director: Jennifer Hashley (jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project developed statewide trainings and educational resources on farm... More

Education to reduce timber grower risks from invasive plants

Award Amount: $30,894
Institution: Washington State University
Project Director: Kevin Zobrist (kevin.zobrist@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
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Enhancing Direct Market Fresh Produce Sales through Multi-Market Pricing Comparisons

Award Amount: $49,431
Institution: Utah State University
Project Director: Kynda Curtis (kynda.curtis@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project saught to increase fresh produce sales through direct... 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

Expanding Business Education Programming for Farm Women in New Hampshire

Award Amount: $31,168
Institution: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Kelly McAdam (kelly.mcadam@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Women play a critical role in managing and carrying out... 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 Succession and Preparing for the Unexpected Farm Family Health Crisis

Award Amount: $36,974
Institution: Pennsylvania Farm Link, Inc.
Project Director: Darlene Livingston (c-daliving@pa.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Diverse educational opportunities provided access to farm succession and family... More

Farm-Based Workshops for Food Safety Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation

Award Amount: $49,496
Institution: La Montanita Coop
Project Director: Benjamin Bartley (benjamin.bartley@lamontanita.coop)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
La Montanita Cooperative provided farmer-friendly, food safety workshops for growers... More

Farmers Marketing - Reducing Risk of AL Black Belt Producers

Award Amount: $27,293
Institution: Alabama Cooperative Extension System - Kevin Burkett
Project Director: Kevin Burkett (ksb0002@auburn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Producers received education on concepts of marketing. We targeted the... 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

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training, Technical Assistance and Mock-Audits for Oklahoma Agricultural Producers

Award Amount: $25,073
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Sara Siems (sara.siems@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The goal of this proposal was to expand programming for... More

Good to Great – Improving labor management on fruit and vegetable farms in New York State

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Elizabeth Higgins (emh56@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
In Good to Great: Improving Labor Management on Farms in... More

Growing Montana Food Businesses: Workshops in Understanding Montana’s Food Policy Modernization Law and Mitigating Production Risk from Value-Added Products.

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)
Project Director: Kaleena Miller (kmiller@aeromt.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Montana’s new Food Policy Modernization Law (MFPML) offers an unprecedented... 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

High Efficiency Sprinkler Irrigation in the Lower Arkansas Valley, Colorado: Balancing economic risks of adoption with pollution risks from not adopting

Award Amount: $48,398
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Dana Hoag (dhoag@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Two workshops were offered to furrow-irrigation producers in the... More

Idaho Grain and Livestock Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $38,300
Institution: Idaho Barley Commission
Project Director: Kelly Olson (kolson@barley.idaho.gov)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This educational program was targeted at Idaho's grain and livestock... More

Innovative Marketing, Production and Financial Training for Southern Appalachian Farmers

Award Amount: $38,500
Institution: Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Project Director: Molly Nicholie (molly@asapconnections.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
ASAP’s (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) project: “Innovative Marketing, Production and... 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

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

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

Making It Happen: Profitability & Success

Award Amount: $31,000
Institution: TSNE-The Carrot Project
Project Director: Dorothy Suput (dsuput@thecarrotproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Making It Happen is an outcome-based risk management training to... More

Managing Farm Risk Using Big Data

Award Amount: $49,776
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Shannon Ferrell (shannon.l.ferrell@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
New technologies enable farmers to collect and analyze unprecedented amounts... More

Managing Forage Risk in the Mid-South: Specie Diversification and Forage Insurance

Award Amount: $49,358
Institution: University of Tennessee
Project Director: Andrew Griffith (agriff14@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Managing forage risk is an integral part of grazing livestock... More

Managing Market and Financial Risk through Farm Stand and Agri-tourism Education

Award Amount: $45,454
Institution: Oregon State University Extension
Project Director: Maud Powell (maud.powell@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresseed the legal, market and financial risks of... More

Managing Risk by Improving Financial Management and Communication Skills

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Center for Profitable Agriculture
Project Director: Wendell Pepper (hal.pepper@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The project addressed unique financial and human risks faced by... More

Managing risks associated with irrigation of row crops in the coastal plain of Virginia

Award Amount: $49,077
Institution: Virginia Tech
Project Director: Julie Shortridge (jshortridge@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
While irrigation can mitigate risks associated with insufficient rainfall during the... 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 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

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

Mitigating Production and Environmental Risks through Best Management of Subsurface Tile

Award Amount: $40,104
Institution: University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
Project Director: Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Since the late 1800s, farmers have used subsurface tile drainage... More

Navajo Rancher Sustainability Project

Award Amount: $47,880
Institution: New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Michael Patrick (jmpat@nmsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The goal of the Navajo Rancher Sustainability Project was been to... More

Profitable Meat Marketing through Pricing & Strategy Education

Award Amount: $35,973
Institution: Cornell Cooperative Extension-Tompkins County
Project Director: Matthew LeRoux (mnl28@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed marketing and financial risks faced by many... More

Programs and Tools for Dealing with Financial Stress

Award Amount: $48,846
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Damona Doye (damona.doye@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Our goal was to direct producers to resources that increase their... More

Reducing Marketing and Financial Risk thorough Data Analysis Pricing Using Cloud-Based Technology

Award Amount: $37,859
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Project Director: Seth Wilner (seth.wilner@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project worked to address the risks farmers face through... More

Risk Assessment and Management Education for Dairy Producers in the Western Region

Award Amount: $37,073
Institution: Regents of the University of Idaho
Project Director: Hernan Tejeda (htejeda@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed risk management education topics covering production risk, marketing risk,... More

Risk management for current and potential users of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), an emerging technology

Award Amount: $37,906
Institution: Univ. of Ark. System CES
Project Director: James Robbins (jrobbins@uaex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project involved the development and implementation of risk-based trainings... More

Risk Management Education for Limited Resource and Socially Disadvantaged Producers in Strike-Force Communities in Alabama

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: AAMU Small Farms Research Center
Project Director: Duncan M Chembezi (duncan.chembezi@aamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Alabama A&M University, an 1890 land-grant and historically black university,... More

Risk Management for Hawaii Women Farmers

Award Amount: $48,801
Institution: Oahu Resource Conservation and Dev Council
Project Director: Jean Brokish (jean.brokish@oahurcd.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
Oahu RC&D hosted a series of four workshops across Hawaii... More

Risk Management Training for Latino Farmers of Specialty Crops in Oregon

Award Amount: $48,653
Institution: Adelante Mujeres
Project Director: Alejandro Tecum (atecum@adelantemujeres.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The Sustainable Agriculture Program of Adelante Mujeres did ensure that Latino... 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

Southeast Cattle Handling for Women Producers: Advanced BQA Training and Farm Safety

Award Amount: $49,998
Institution: North Carolina State University
Project Director: Matt Poore (matt_poore@ncsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
The Southeast Women's Cattle Handling program promoted self-confidence for women... More

Southern Agricultural Lease Education Program (Part 2)

Award Amount: $23,308
Institution: Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
Project Director: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (tdowell@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
We continued to build on the success of the Southern... More

Sustainable Hawaii Avocado Production for Market Expansion

Award Amount: $27,899
Institution: University of Hawaii Office of Research Services
Project Director: Alyssa Cho (acho@hawaii.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the production and economic risks associated with product... More

Tools for Managing and Mitigating Risks in Produce and Preserved Products using a Multidisciplinary Workshop Focused on Food Safety, Financial Recordkeeping, Business Practices and Strategies for Mississippi Producers and Processors

Award Amount: $48,922
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: Courtney Crist (cac400@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This multidisciplinary project addressed food safety and business development for Mississippi... More

Whole Farm Risk Management Tours for Iowa Women in Ag

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Madeline Schultz (schultz@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided an opportunity for the Iowa State University Extension... More
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