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2020-2022 Crop Insurance and Risk Management Education for New Hampshire Farmers

Award Amount: $88,785
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Project Director: Kenesha Reynolds (kenesha.reynolds@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
UNH Cooperative Extension, partnered with Farm Commons, Organization for Refugee andImmigrant... More

2020-21 Financial Viability Programming for Nebraska Women in Agriculture

Award Amount: $49,124
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jessica Groskopf (jgroskopf2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program provided financial management and business shock... More

A Bilingual Training and Education Program to Improve Practices that Affect Milk Quality

Award Amount: $39,709
Institution: University of Nebraska Lincoln
Project Director: Kimberly Clark (kimclark@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Many dairy farms hire Spanish speaking employees with little to... More

Agriculture Human Resources Boot Camp III: Development of a Strategic HR Risk Management Plan

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Washington Farm Bureau
Project Director: Rick Gastelum (rgastelum@wsfb.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Agriculture is an industry that faces production, marketing, financial and... More

Agritourism Intensive 2020: Managing the Risks of Agritourism for California Farm and Ranch Diversification

Award Amount: $49,961
Institution: University of California, Davis
Project Director: Gail Feenstra (gwfeenstra@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project delivers strategies for understanding, assessing the opportunities, and... More

Building a Resilient Risk Management Network for Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance

Award Amount: $37,930
Institution: Future Harvest, Inc.
Project Director: Niamh Shortt (niamh@futureharvest.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, the critical role of resilient... More

Building Resiliency by Protecting Specialty Crop and Livestock Farms

Award Amount: $85,116
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Rockiell Woods (rockw@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
The goal of this project was to equip farmers with... More

Connecting Farmers with Organic Crop Insurance Resources

Award Amount: $74,492
Institution: Center for Rural Affairs
Project Director: Johnathan Hladik (johnathanh@cfra.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
In this project, the Center for Rural Affairs connected organic... More

Decisions in Implementing Precision Dairy Technologies to Improve Dairy Farm Profitability and Labor Efficiency.

Award Amount: $49,223
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Jennifer Bentley (jbentley@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project helped guide the decision-making process for new and... More

Economic & Legal Considerations for Hemp Production in Texas

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Project Director: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (tdowell@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Things change quickly in agriculture. When we applied for this... More

Effective Budgeting, Negotiation, and Management Strategies for Agricultural Land

Award Amount: $28,506
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jim Jansen (jjansen4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the current business and financial issues for agricultural... More

Expanding Extension Risk Management Education Using Insurance and Non-Insurance Based Tools for Small Farmers and Ranchers in Selected Counties in Florida

Award Amount: $49,891
Institution: North-South Institute
Project Director: Samuel Scott (nsied2002@aol.com)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The long-term goal of this project is to expand extension risk... More

Farm Communication Coaching: A Four-Session Approach

Award Amount: $46,027
Institution: University of Maine
Project Director: Leslie Forstadt (leslie.forstadt@maine.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Farm Communication Coaching utilized an evidence-based curriculum to assist farmers... More

Farm Health and Safety Best Practice Training

Award Amount: $29,289
Institution: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
Project Director: Jim O'Connell (jmo98@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Topics: equipment safety, safe animal handling, zoonotic diseases, repetitive motion injury.... More

Farm Survival, Understanding the Role of Risk Exposure in Financial Decision Making

Award Amount: $26,447
Institution: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Project Director: Glennis McClure (gmcclure3@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Producers make investment decisions based on the difference between expected revenue... More

Financial Analysis for the Ages

Award Amount: $48,886
Institution: Illinois FBFM
Project Director: Robert Rhea (bobrhea@adams.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project started during a period of negative farmer returns... More

Helping Tennessee Farmers Evaluate and Implement New Enterprises and Marketing Strategies

Award Amount: $49,972
Institution: University of Tennessee Extension, Center for Profitable Agriculture
Project Director: Megan Leffew (mleffew@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The Helping Tennessee Farmers Evaluate and Implement New Enterprises and Marketing... More

Hemp Risk Management Education in Pennsylvania

Award Amount: $30,000
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Project Director: Claudia Schmidt (czs786@psu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
With the legalization of industrial hemp production in Pennsylvania in 2018,... More

Implementing Risk Management and Marketing Plans for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers in Georgia

Award Amount: $99,961
Institution: National Crop Insurance Services
Project Director: Laurence Crane (laurencec@ag-risk.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
Applied education consisting of sequential workshops, supplemented by personal assignments and... More

Improving Understanding & Consistent Application of the Montana Food Policy Modernization Law

Award Amount: $30,244
Institution: AERO
Project Director: Lindsay Ganong (lganong@aeromt.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Continuing years of support for cottage food operators, AERO and... More

Managing Production and Financial Risk in Forage Production in Mississippi

Award Amount: $48,970
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: Jeffrey Gore (jg231@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided training for forage and cattle producers in... More

Managing Production, Financial, and Marketing Risks: Producer Education on Contract Development and Crop Insurance Decisions in Industrial Hemp Production

Award Amount: $53,967
Institution: University of Maryland
Project Director: Paul Goeringer (lgoering@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
Many industrial hemp growers have a limited background in agricultural... More

Managing risk associated with the use of automatic milking and feeding systems (robots) in dairy farms of the Southern region.

Award Amount: $49,976
Institution: Virginia Tech
Project Director: Gonzalo FERREIRA (gonf@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The use of automated systems (also known as "robots") is... More

Marketing and Legal Risk Management for Beginning Farmers Accessing Wholesale Markets

Award Amount: $96,495
Institution: Trustees of Tufts College
Project Director: Timothy Griffin (timothy.griffin@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
To better equip beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers who are engaging... More

Mitigating Risk Across Common Barriers to Profitability

Award Amount: $30,000
Institution: Annie's Project--Education for Farm Women
Project Director: Doris Mold (doris@anniesproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided an opportunity for a cross section of... More

Mitigating Risks for Beginning Farmers Evaluating Entering the Hemp Market

Award Amount: $30,000
Institution: University of Vermont
Project Director: Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project developed and delivered 12 educational resources to over... More

Navigating an Uncertain Farm Employment Environment with Comprehensive Support

Award Amount: $49,585
Institution: Farm Commons
Project Director: Rachel Armstrong (rachel@farmcommons.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Through this project, 222 farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin gained... More

Positioning for Success - Risk Management Education for Forage Farmers

Award Amount: $23,226
Institution: Midwest Forage Association
Project Director: Beth Nelson (bcwn@comcast.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
The Midwest Forage Association (MFA) held its Positioning for Success... More

Promoting Risk Management Education for Baltimore Urban Farmers

Award Amount: $7,000
Institution: University of Maryland
Project Director: Michael Elonge (melonge@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
This project promoted risk management education to Baltimore City beginning... More

Putting the Tools to Work: Strategies and support for sound business decision making

Award Amount: $33,193
Institution: CISA
Project Director: Kelly Coleman (kelly@buylocalfood.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project helped western Massachusetts farmers address financial risk. Participants... More

Rapid Response to Emerging Risk for Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $94,889
Institution: Land Stewardship Project
Project Director: Karen Stettler (stettler@landstewardshipproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
The goal of Rapid Response to Emerging Risks for Beginning Farmers... More

Reducing Climate Change Risks for Farmers and Ranchers in the Sierra Nevada Foothills

Award Amount: $49,990
Institution: University of California Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Cindy Fake (cefake@ucanr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Climate change has significantly increased risks for producers in the California... More

Reducing Risk and Improving Resiliency for New England Women Livestock Producers in Sustainable Agriculture

Award Amount: $32,122
Institution: University of New Hampshire Sponsored Programs Administration
Project Director: Elaina Enzien (elaina.enzien@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This program provided an opportunity for women livestock producers in all... More

Reducing Risk in Fruit and Veg Production through Improved On-Boarding of New Farm Employees

Award Amount: $29,631
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Elizabeth Higgins (emh56@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
“Reducing Risk in Fruit and Veg Production through Improved On-Boarding... More

Reducing Wildfire and Drought Risk for Forest Producers in the San Juan Islands: Overcoming Barriers and Catalyzing Action

Award Amount: $49,341
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Kirk Hanson (kirk@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Forest producers in Washington’s San Juan County face challenging conditions... More

Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness in Puerto Rico

Award Amount: $99,792
Institution: University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Project Director: Alexandra Gregory (alexandra.gregory@upr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
In 2017 hurricane María stroked Puerto Rico and in the... More

Risk Management Education for Farmers With On-Farm Visitors

Award Amount: $24,473
Institution: Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Project Director: Kendra Meyer (ksmeyer@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project built off previous in-person workshops to give agritourism destination... More

Risk Management Education for Maine Aquaculture Producers Through Strategic Business Planning

Award Amount: $37,943
Institution: Maine Aquaculture Association
Project Director: Christian Brayden (christian@maineaqua.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
We worked with Maine shellfish and seaweed producers, predominately those... More

Risk Management Education for Massachusetts Producers Underserved by Federal Crop Insurance and USDA Disaster Programs

Award Amount: $99,991
Institution: University of Massachusetts
Project Director: Lisa McKeag (lmckeag@umext.umass.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
The project addressed underserved specialty crop and dairy producers who... More

Risk Management Education in Vermont 2020-2021

Award Amount: $99,139
Institution: The University of Vermont
Project Director: Jake Jacobs (jake.jacobs@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
This project concentrated risk management and crop insurance education to new... More

Risk Management Tools and Resources for Western Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $99,591
Institution: Utah StateUniversity
Project Director: Ryan Feuz (ryan.feuz@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
USU worked with Master Stockman Consulting (MSC), RMA and 7... More

Simplifying Risk Management Through Collaboration and Innovation

Award Amount: $96,500
Institution: University of Connecticut
Project Director: Joseph Bonelli (joseph.bonelli@uconn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
Various risk management subject topics were covered including crop insurance... More

Strategic Investment in Limited-Resource Farmers to Mitigate and Manage Risk in Mississippi

Award Amount: $49,644
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Rockiell Woods (rockw@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The goal of this project was to build the capacity... More

Underserved Producers Strengthened through Technical Assistance and Risk management Training (UPSTART)

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Project Director: nathan harkleroad (nathan@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
The project strengthened the financial risk management capacity of 120+... More

Virginia Sustainable Farms and Agribusiness Education Initiative

Award Amount: $48,584
Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Project Director: John Bovay (bovay@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Updated project overview at project completion: We reached at least... More

Western Meat School: A hybrid in-person and online learning experience for farmers & ranchers to reduce marketing, financial, and legal risk and strengthen local meat supply chains.

Award Amount: $46,694
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Rebecca Thistlethwaite (thistler@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The Western Meat School short course is an innovative, adult-learner... More

Who's Going to Fill My Shoes: Planning from the beginning to the end for succession in a farming operation education project

Award Amount: $35,118
Institution: Texas Corn Producers Association
Project Director: Angie Martin (angie@texascorn.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
In the next decade, Texas will experience the largest intergenerational... More

Whole Farm and Enterprise Financial and Production Records and Analysis to Improve Business Planning and Profit, Adapt Technology, Improve Family and Business Relationships and Communication, and Improve Farmer Well-Being

Award Amount: $48,724
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Regular one-on-one instruction and some online workshop activities grew the... More

Wildfire Preparedness: Assisting Ranchers with Wildfire Risk Minimization, Wildfire Response, and Post-Fire Recovery

Award Amount: $49,720
Institution: California Cattlemen's Association
Project Director: Kirk Wilbur (kirk@calcattlemen.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project taught more than 200 ranchers methods for mitigating... More

Winter Risk Management Webinar Series

Award Amount: $84,563
Institution: Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Project Director: Christa Hartsook (hartc@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
This project builds off successful online education modules from the... More
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