Completed Project Report


Programs and Tools for Dealing with Financial Stress

  • Award Amount: $48,846
  • Regional Center: Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2017 Education Projects

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Project Overview

Our goal was to direct producers to resources that increase their capacity to navigate financial stress, including workshops, videos, webinars, and podcasts which allowed them to learn in a private setting. Specifically, we:
1. Offered workshops to teach producers how to use software for keeping farm financial records, a) at a conference for women in agriculture and b) a training in conjunction with an Extension workshop.
2. Added five modules to the FSA borrower training curriculum expanding on marketing materials as well as new resources on bench-marking, contracts, and financial stress testing.
3. Made newly developed materials publicly available through a mobile-friendly website and other electronic means including YouTube videos, podcasts, and publication links to improve knowledge of and access to information and tools. This complemented our  social media presence (approximately 1404 OSU Farm Management Facebook and 2,151 OK Women in Ag Facebook followers) and enhanced delivery of risk management education focused on finance, marketing, and crop insurance/ policy.
4. Marketed these new resources through expanded efforts to reach under-served audiences and veterans, through ongoing educational programs such as our annual rural economic outlook conference, Annie's Project and Master Cattleman programs, and through quarterly newsletters and connections with agricultural lenders.

Number of Participants: 3405

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