Completed Project Report


Strengthening Risk Management Tools for Growers in South Florida: Crop Insurance Training

  • Award Amount: $27,135
  • Regional Center: Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2016 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Edward Evans
  • Email: eaevans@ufl.edu
  • Organization: University of Florida Board of Trustees

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Project Overview

Project delivered production risk management education by training farmers on how to incorporate crop insurance as a risk management tool. Crop insurance programs covered included Florida avocados, fresh market tomatoes, ornamental plants and new insurance options such as  the whole farm revenue protection.


Recent events--droughts, hurricanes and floods--have renewed farmers' interest in crop insurance. For this purpose a series of workshops taught in English, and Spanish (total of 4 workshops) was offered to Tropical fruit, vegetable, and ornamental plants growers in Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.


Participants received training on understanding basics of crop insurance, estimating a crop insurance quote using the USDA RMA website, estimating an indemnity payment and using an excel tool to visualize the financial impact of a catastrophic event under different insurance scenarios. In total 56 growers participated in the workshop sessions, an additional number of participants have accessed the online training material developed.

Number of Participants: 56

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