Completed Project Report


Risk Management Education for Hispanic and Other Small Producers in South Texas

  • Award Amount: $42,211
  • Regional Center: Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2013 Competitive Grant Program
  • Project Director: Rick Carrera
  • Email: rcarreraz@utpa.edu
  • Organization: The University of Texas-Pan American

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Project Overview

This project, Risk Management Education for Hispanic and Other Small Producers in South Texas, provided Hispanic and other small producers with financial risk-management strategies that would help their success as an enterprise.  Training provided included risk management education subjects such as economics of input decisions, cost of production and benchmarking, financial literacy, and record keeping.  The methods used to deliver the project included personal instruction through educational workshops provided in Spanish, as necessary, in areas where Hispanic producers live and work. The target audience and geographical location include Hispanic and other small-scale producers located in South Texas.  The number of educational workshops was nine, with some covering financial aspects of the training while others covering small-scale production techniques.  The results included producers understanding, evaluating, and deciding input decisions, financial and cost-benefit analysis, and implementing financial literacy and record keeping techniques.  Overall, there were 204 participants in the workshops.  All indicated that the small-scale production techniques were valuable and would be implemented.  Of all the participants that attended financial literacy and record keeping sessions, 96% of participants indicated that the information was valuable and that they would implement some of these practices.




Number of Participants: 204

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