Completed Project Report


Outreach Agriculture and Small Business Development

  • Award Amount: $46,590
  • Regional Center: Western Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2009 Competitive Grant Program
  • Project Director:
  • Email: jafinley@nmsu.edu
  • Organization: NMSU - Northern NM Outreach Program

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Project Overview

The project provided risk management education to socially disadvantaged Hispanic , Native American farmers and ranchers and Women in agriculture, giving them access to the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully operate their agricultural business. The project targeted limited resource farmers and ranchers within the region of Northern New Mexico, which includes the eighteen Native American Pueblos, Jicarilla Apache, and the counties of Mora, Cibola, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Taos and Santa Fe. Risk management information was provided in the form of 7 record keepings, 2 marketing workshops, one-on-one assistance and 3 resource fairs. Workshops covered record keeping, business planning and marketing and reached 81 participants. Three (3)resource fairs were held with a combined attendance of 286 participants. Participants of both workshops and resource fairs were introduced to agriculture agencies and organizations, which offered opportunities to diversify or improve their operations. After the completion of the workshops, 34 participants have improved risk management activities, which they use to make sound business decisions and 2 participants have developed a business plan.

Number of Participants: 292

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