Following the passage of the
Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (The 2018 Farm Bill) and the release of implementation
guidelines, expectation existed that producers, landowners and agribusinesses would
seek information and guidance on program analysis and election. The Farm Bill
programming coordinated by The Ohio State University and supported by this grant
aimed to provide advanced training for Extension Educators to deliver content
to producers and increase risk management knowledge and action for attendees. The
project had two major programming windows: Dairy Margin Coverage during the
summer of 2019 and then again in December of 2019 along with Agricultural Risk
Coverage, Price Loss Coverage and Supplemental Coverage Option throughout the
winter. Six in-services were offered in-person and online for OSU Extension
Educators to gain a deeper understanding of all programs. Educators then delivered
168 in-person workshops across Ohio using curriculum developed in partnership
with the Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA). Learning objectives for participants included
a deeper understanding of Farm Bills, ability to analyze program elections for
individual operations, develop an implementation plan and an understanding of
where to go for additional information. Ninety-eight percent of voluntary survey
respondents indicated that the material will up them manage farm risk.
Number of Participants: 6951
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
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