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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

Development of Beef Cattle Quick Reference Tools

Award Amount: $46,963
Institution: Auburn University/Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Project Director: Kim Mullenix (mullemk@auburn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Development and release of a beef management quick reference guide... 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

Hands-on Educational Workshops to Improve Financial Management Skills and Decision-making Processes by Dairy Farmers in the Southern Region.

Award Amount: $38,822
Institution: Virginia Tech
Project Director: Gonzalo FERREIRA (gonf@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
The objective of this project was to deliver a hands-on... 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

Improved Soil Health for Regenerative Agriculture and Water Quality Protection

Award Amount: $46,064
Institution: Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams
Project Director: Mary Howell (kfu.mary@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided pro-active educational/networking activities to encourage and assist... 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 farmers market food safety risk by empowering producers with efficient food safety tools and resources

Award Amount: $47,555
Institution: School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Project Director: Achyut Adhikari (acadhikari@agcenter.lsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed farmers market food safety by focusing on... 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 risks associated with new technology adoption by specialty crop growers

Award Amount: $49,986
Institution: University of Florida Board of Trustees
Project Director: Tara Wade (tara.wade@ufl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Growers face difficult choices when adopting new technologies or making adjustments... 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

Reducing Turnover Risk Through Development of Employers and Employees

Award Amount: $49,991
Institution: Michigan State University
Project Director: Stanley Moore (moorest@anr.msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided valuable skills training to workers interested in... 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

Risk Management Training for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers in the Central Chesapeake

Award Amount: $25,575
Institution: Future Harvest CASA
Project Director: Caroline Selle (caroline@futureharvestcasa.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Future Harvest CASA developed and offered risk management training for... 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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