Completed Project Report


Women Managing Commodity Risks in Iowa

  • Award Amount: $50,000
  • Regional Center: North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2016 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Madeline Schultz
  • Email: schultz@iastate.edu
  • Organization: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

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Project Overview

Iowa women improved risk management skills and activities to better manage the production, market and financial risks they face as commodity prices trended lower and profit margins narrowed. To help women survive and thrive in challenging times, the project team built on current programs to improve course learning modules, plus develop new courses. The team developed, promoted, delivered and evaluated three types of courses in all four quadrants of the state: Women Growing Crops, Women Marketing Grain, and Annie‚Äôs Project. There were 208 women participating in courses and an estimated 2,760 women visiting our exhibits to learn about these programs. Women gained knowledge and took actions to 1) make good decisions during the pre-planting, planting, growing, and harvesting/storing seasons; 2) utilize market information, costs of production, storage, contracts and planning tools to market grain; and 3) choose crop insurance, develop cash flows, participate in USDA programs, create family spending plans, and manage farm and family finances. 

Number of Participants: 208

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