"Educating America's farmers and ranchers to manage the unique risks of producing food for the world's table."
Extension Risk Management Education is delivered through four regional centers that provide grant funding and leadership within their regions.
Projects are producer-focused, outcomes-based and encourage public-private partnerships. Funded projects must identify targeted outcomes that will help producers manage risk and then describe how the project will measure those outcomes.
Extension Risk Management Education has funded innovative programs that have generated tangible outcomes for producers in every state. Commitment to funding outcomes, providing transparent accountability, and encouraging collaboration allow you to view the accomplishments of all funded projects on this website.
Washington State University Extension
University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Risk Management involves choosing among various risk management strategies and tools designed to reduce the financial effects of the uncertainties of weather, yields, prices, government policies, global economies, human factors, and other conditions that can cause dramatic fluctuations in farm income.
Risk Management Education provides training that improves the ability of agricultural producers and their families to effectively manage risk. Training addresses five general types of risk associated with farm and ranch businesses:
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See how ERME continues to help farmers manage risks to increase profitability
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Extension Risk Management Education is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. USDA funding is provided for the scientific/education portion of the program.