Completed Project Report


Protecting Profitability for Small and Beginning Farmers in Maryland and Delaware through Holistic Planning

  • Award Amount: $29,933
  • Regional Center: Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2016 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Laurence Crane
  • Email: laurencec@ag-risk.org
  • Organization: National Crop Insurance Services

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Project Overview

This project assisted small, beginning, and limited resource producers of specialty crops in Delaware and Maryland to protect profitability by responding to production (NAP, crop insurance), marketing (strategies, farmers markets), financial (record-keeping and analysis), legal (liabilities, estate planning), and human resource (labor) risks, by developing their own personal risk management plans.

Three sequential workshops (18 hours) supplemented by personal assignments and individualized counseling (60 hours) were delivered in each state to 53 producers via a partnership of subject matter experts and local educators. Participants developed the skills and understood their own operations sufficiently to establish written goals for each of the five areas of risk specific to their farm, delineated three specific actions to reach each goal, and committed to implement their personal risk management plan.

Educators supported and monitored their progress and interviewed each participant at the end of the project, recording the number of actions completed and goals reached.

Number of Participants: 53

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