Completed Project Report


Minimizing Your Risks: Crop Insurance Training for Tropical Fruit Growers in South Florida

  • Award Amount: $23,245
  • Regional Center: Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2018 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Edward Evans
  • Email: eaevans@ufl.edu
  • Organization: University of Florida Board of Trustees

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Project Overview

Because of the damage and losses caused by hurricane Irma in South Florida during September 2017, there was a noticeable interest in crop insurance training. This project was in response to such demands and it built on a previously concluded series of workshops which provided training on the some of the new crop  insurance programs. This project focused on the Florida Fruit Tree Pilot program.


Specifically, the project delivered production risk management education by training tropical fruit growers on how to incorporate crop insurance as part of the growers’ risk management plans. Participants learned the main features of the Florida Fruit Tree Pilot insurance program, and received training on basic concepts of crop insurance, how to estimate the crop insurance premium, how an indemnity is estimated, and how to simulate the financial outcome of different crop insurance scenarios.


The project consisted of a series of workshops which were conducted in both English and Spanish (two in English, and one in Spanish) to better serve tropical fruit  growers in Miami Dade County, and citrus growers in Hendry County.  About 33 participants benefited from the live training; an additional number of participants have accessed online the workshop training materials.

Number of Participants: 36

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