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"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

Agriculture Human Resources Boot Camp: Equipping Producers to Strategically Manage Their Number One Commodity - People

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Washington Farm Bureau Federation
Project Director: Rick Gastelum (rgastelum@wsfb.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Human capital or labor comes with unique risks in agricultural... More

Agritourism Intensive 2018: Managing the Risks of Agritourism for California Farm and Ranch Diversification

Award Amount: $49,780
Institution: University of California, Davis
Project Director: Gail Feenstra (gwfeenstra@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project delivered strategies for understanding, evaluating and managing the... More

Balancing Farm Success with Oil and Gas Growth in the Black Warrior

Award Amount: $48,857
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: Rachael Carter (rdm1@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The project addressed legal, production, and financial risk with producers... 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

Business Planning and Marketing Education for Tennessee Farmers

Award Amount: $49,958
Institution: Center for Profitable Agriculture
Project Director: Megan Leffew (mleffew@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The Business Planning and Online Marketing Education for Tennessee Farmers project... More

Developing a Successful Farm Transition Plan Educational Program

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Clemson University
Project Director: Adam Kantrovich (akantro@clemson.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
We provided educational opportunities for agricultural and timber producers, land... More

Developing and Supporting a Benchmarking Program for Grass-Milk Farms in the Northeast.

Award Amount: $49,891
Institution: University of Vermont State and Agricultural College
Project Director: Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Farmers converting to grass-fed dairy production require technical assistance to... More

Developing Risk Management Strategies for New and Existing Agritourism Businesses in the Western Catskills Region

Award Amount: $24,732
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Mariane Kiraly (mk129@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project taught all five areas of risk management education... More

Estate and Transition Planning for Maryland Farm Families

Award Amount: $42,180
Institution: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland
Project Director: Kelly Nuckolls (knuckoll@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The goal of this project was to gather and update the... More

Evaluating the Feasibility of Scaling Up Existing Enterprises, Adding Alternative Enterprises, Through a Systems Thinking Approach Based on Whole Farm and Enterprise Benchmarks for South Central Utah Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $48,469
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Building on previously acquired knowledge, training will focus on a "systems thinking"... More

Facilitating Communication in Farm Families with Personalized Coaching

Award Amount: $49,964
Institution: University of Maine
Project Director: Elaine Bourne (elaine.bourne@voanne.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Facilitating Communication in Farm Families with Personalized Coaching is focused... 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

Farmland Succession Planning and Risk Management Infrastructure for the Next Generation of Farmers

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: AAMU-Small Farms Research Center
Project Director: Duncan M Chembezi (duncan.chembezi@aamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Farmland succession planning helps ensure that dreams become reality; and... More

Financial Literacy Training for Veterans and Socially Disadvantaged Producers in Alabama

Award Amount: $49,978
Institution: Alabama A&M University
Project Director: E'licia Chaverest (elicia.chaverest@aamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
AAMU’s Small Farms Research Center conducted a financial literacy training... More

Food as a Business Initiative of the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Virginia Tech University
Project Director: Clinton Neill (cneill@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The initiative enhanced whole farm planning (WFP) programming for beginning... More

From Surviving to Thriving: Financial Risk Management Strategies for Urban Farm Success

Award Amount: $29,400
Institution: University of Maryland
Project Director: Neith Little (nglittle@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Project summary:This financial risk management education project supported current and... More

Hawaii Women Farmers: Utilizing Farmer-to-Farmer Networks to Manage Risk

Award Amount: $49,980
Institution: Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council
Project Director: Jean Brokish (jean.brokish@oahurcd.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Oahu RC&D utilized on-farm workshops and internet / social media... More

Helping Beginning Farmers Manage Risk and Succeed in Finding Farmland in New York

Award Amount: $36,147
Institution: American Farmland Trust
Project Director: Tim Biello (tbiello@farmland.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
American Farmland Trust (AFT) and collaborators– Farm Credit East, Cornell Cooperative... More

Human Resource Skill Development Workshop: How to Manage to Reduce Human and Legal Risk

Award Amount: $44,306
Institution: AgSafe
Project Director: Natalie Gupton (natalie@agsafe.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The AgSafe Human Resource Skill Develop Workshop: How to ... More

Idaho Farm and Ranch Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $47,250
Institution: University of Idaho
Project Director: Ben Eborn (beborn@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Agribusiness is Idaho’s number one economic sector. A strong... 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

Improving Soil Health and Supporting Water Quality Compliance on Vermont Vegetable Farms

Award Amount: $30,597
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Vernon Grubinger (vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project developed web-based tools to help vegetable growers improve... More

Laying the Groundwork for Farm Success: Strategies for Risk Management for Beginning and Limited-Resource Farmers

Award Amount: $49,980
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Rockiell Woods (rockw@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Beginning farmers face many risk management challenges as they start... 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 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 Risk for Oklahoma's Small Flock Poultry Producers

Award Amount: $44,751
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: JJ Jones (jj.jones@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The Managing Risk for Oklahoma’s Small Flock Poultry Producers project... More

Managing Short and Long-term Risk on Foothill Farms and Ranches in Northern California

Award Amount: $49,756
Institution: University of California Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Cindy Fake (cefake@ucanr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The goal of this project was to reduce risk and... More

Maple Business Planning Modules

Award Amount: $41,813
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Mark Cannella (mark.cannella@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The UVM Extension Maple Modules project adapted recent research findings... More

Marketing Strategies for New Organic Farms

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Project Director: Christopher Brown (chris@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses marketing risks faced by beginning and socially-disadvantaged (BSD) farmers... More

Minimizing Risks for Small Farms through Web-based Record Keeping

Award Amount: $48,201
Institution: Western Nevada College
Project Director: Ann Louhela (louhela.ann@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project aimed to improve financial and legal risks for beginning,... More

Minimizing Risks in Production and Marketing of Locally Produced Value-Added Foods

Award Amount: $49,581
Institution: University of Arkansas
Project Director: Eunjoo Cho (ejcho@uark.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project from the University of Arkansas System aimed to help... More

Minimizing Your Risks: Crop Insurance Training for Tropical Fruit Growers in South Florida

Award Amount: $23,245
Institution: University of Florida Board of Trustees
Project Director: Edward Evans (eaevans@ufl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Because of the damage and losses caused by hurricane Irma in... More

Owning a Piece of Texas: Agricultural Landowner Legal Education Project

Award Amount: $30,953
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Project Director: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (tdowell@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided practical, important information to Texas landowners. ... 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

Providing Training Opportunities for Safe Operation of Tractors and Equipment in the Four Corners.

Award Amount: $26,119
Institution: San Juan RC&D
Project Director: Beth LaShell (bblashell@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Identifying that time when producers are ready to move from... More

Reducing Legal Risks Through On-line Education

Award Amount: $49,841
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Project Director: Seth Wilner (seth.wilner@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project helped 165 beginner and mid-career farmers in Maine, New... 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

Risk Management Strategies for Forage Producers in the Southeast

Award Amount: $48,907
Institution: Mississippi State University Dept. of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Josh Maples (josh.maples@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided forage and livestock producers in the Southeastern... More

Southern Agricultural Lease Education Program (Part 3)

Award Amount: $26,669
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Project Director: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (tdowell@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project continues a series of Rancher Leasing Workshops developed... More

Third Party Crop Injury and Insurance

Award Amount: $28,756
Institution: The Curators of the University of Missouri
Project Director: Ray Massey (masseyr@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses legal risks surrounding 3rd party injury due... More
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