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Risk Management Education and Outreach for Socially Disadvantage Agricultural Producers in Texas

  • Award Amount: $50,000
  • Regional Center: Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2013 Competitive Grant Program

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Project Overview

The 100 Ranchers Inc., project focused on beginning, retired and transitioning socially disadvantaged producers providing information, skills, and tools needed to make informative decision and enhance their profitability. The 100 Ranchers concentrated on issues facing the targeted audience and collaborated with Landowners Association of Texas, Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Rural Development.

The most effective delivery method were the weekend regional meetings and one state meeting.  The mentors guided producers in the implementation of proven best management practices relating to animal science, agriculture economics, and natural resource management with the goal of reducing cost of production and increasing profit potential. Practical field demonstrations provided an opportunity for producers to visually understand the value of best management practices in their region.

Surveys conducted in counties with SDFR producers analyzed information obtained from the 2012 African American Producer Risk Listening Session conducted by the SRMEC in Memphis, TN.  The issued identified from producers’ from the surveys and sessions were: Access to Capital, Business/ Financial Training, Government Program Education and Estate and Succession Planning.  The issues identified were consistent with those identified by CEP-PVAMU over the years via their producer input sessions.

Number of Participants: 550

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