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"Commodity Marketing Education: Assisting Women to Increase Farm Profitability while Decreasing Price Risk"

Award Amount: $10,000
Institution: Purdue Extension
Project Director: Kelly Easterday (keasterday@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Unraveling the Mystery of Commodity Marketing for Farm Women was... More

"Iowa Cowmaker Elite" Bred Heifer Development Risk Management Project

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Patrick Wall (patwall@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
This project focused on helping beef cattle producers navigate the... More

“A Sustainable Wisconsin Dairy Farm Financial Management Model”

Award Amount: $47,015
Institution: University of Wisconsin -Center for Dairy Profitablity
Project Director: Ken Bolton (kenneth.bolton@ ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
One of the challenges of building a financial plan is... More

“Building Commercial and Retail Readiness of Small and Mid-sized Farmers through the MarketMaker Network”

Award Amount: $38,900
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: John Pike (jpike@illinois.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Consumer demand for locally and regionally grown food is an... More

2004 Producer Education on Post-Harvest Strategies

Award Amount: $5,425
Institution: Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Project Director: Ed Kordick (ekordick@ifbf.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project addresses producers’ marketing and financial risk management needs... More

2006 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference: North and South

Award Amount: $25,000
Institution: Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Kelly Easterday (keasterday@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
In order to be successful in the role of farm... More

2007 MINNESOTA CANOLA COUNCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE/NMFTSAC GRASS SEED INSTITUTE

Award Amount: $5,500
Institution: Minnesota Canola Council
Project Director: Jon Dockter (mncanola@comcast.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The MN Canola Council/Northern MN Forage and Turf Seed Advisory... More

2013 Farm Bill Education Workshops

Award Amount: $23,780
Institution: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Project Director: Tim Lemmons (tlemmons2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project addressed client education related to the 2014 Farm Bill.... More

2020-21 Financial Viability Programming for Nebraska Women in Agriculture

Award Amount: $49,124
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jessica Groskopf (jgroskopf2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program provided financial management and business shock... More

A Bilingual Training and Education Program for Calf Care and Handling

Award Amount: $28,446
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Jennifer Bentley (jbentley@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
This project provided producers and employees with tools needed to make... More

A Bilingual Training and Education Program to Improve Practices that Affect Milk Quality

Award Amount: $39,709
Institution: University of Nebraska Lincoln
Project Director: Kimberly Clark (kimclark@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Many dairy farms hire Spanish speaking employees with little to... More

A Comprehensive Risk Management Initiative for Amish and Mennonite Growers of High-value Crops in Eastern Iowa

Award Amount: $39,616
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Mark Gleason (mgleason@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project will help Amish and Mennonite farmers in eastern... More

A comprehensive risk management program for emerging SD sheep producers

Award Amount: $49,959
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Kelly Froehlich (kelly.froehlich@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2022 Education Projects
Summary
The SDSU Emerging Sheep Producers program was a yearlong course... More

A Farm Safety Training Program on Human Risk Management for Dairy Producers using a Labor Force including Hispanic Workers

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: South Dakota State University Extension
Project Director: Alvaro Garcia (Alvaro.Garcia@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
To achieve profitability and business viability, dairy farms have expanded... More

A training program on human risk management for producers using Latino labor force

Award Amount: $39,971
Institution: University of Missouri, Community Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Jose Garcia (GarciaJL@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This project addresses the need to train farmers to reduce... More

Accessing Local Markets: Buyer/Seller Connections, the Key to Success

Award Amount: $44,572
Institution: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
Project Director: Lois Federman (lois.federman@wi.gov )
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Wisconsin´s small and mid-sized farms struggle to compete in today´s... More

Adding Livestock Enterprise Budgets to the Ag Budget Calculator Program

Award Amount: $49,500
Institution: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Project Director: Glennis McClure (gmcclure3@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2022 Education Projects
Summary
The project goal was to develop the livestock enterprise budget module... More

Agricultural Human Resource Management

Award Amount: $49,390
Institution: SDSU Extension
Project Director: Tracey Erickson (tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The Agricultural Human Resource Management workshop curriculum was offered to... More

Agricultural Management E-School: Going the Second Mile

Award Amount: $36,926
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: William Edwards (wedwards@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Agricultural Management E-School has successfully marketed seven Internet-based home... More

Agricultural Marketing & Financial Seminars

Award Amount: $15,000
Institution: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Project Director: Chris Henney (chenney@ofbf.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Ten educational seminars addressing agricultural marketing and financial risk for... More

Agricultural Workforce Management: Improving Human Resource Management Skills

Award Amount: $20,921
Institution: South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Tracey Renelt (renelt.tracey@ces.sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
The objective of the "Agricultural Workforce Management:Improving Human Resource Management... More

Agriculture Decisions~Tying The Pieces Together

Award Amount: $16,000
Institution: Bowman-Slope Soil Conservation District
Project Director: Camie Janikowski (camie.janikowski@nd.nacdnet.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The nine Ag Decisions sessions targeted family communication, farm transfer... More

Amazing Grazing II: Enhancing Management and Marketing Opportunities for Kansas Small and Large Ruminant Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $49,900
Institution: Kansas Farmers Union Foundation
Project Director: Mercedes Taylor-Puckett (kfu.mercedes@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Amazing Grazing II provided educational and networking opportunities to assess... More

An Educational Evaluation and Feedback Process for Grain Producer's Marketing Strategies

Award Amount: $49,999
Institution: Kansas State University
Project Director: Daniel O'Brien (dobrien@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2022 Education Projects
Summary
Reduced yields due to dry weather, as well as geopolitical... More

Andy´s Project--Computer Education for Farmers

Award Amount: $8,499
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: Ruth Hambleton (rhamblet@uiuc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
University of Illinois Extension, in partnership with Illinois Risk Management... More

Andy´s Project--Computer Education for Those Left Behind by the Computer Age

Award Amount: $8,500
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: Ruth Hambleton (rhamblet@uiuc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Andy´s Project is a basic computer education course for Illinois... More

Annie´s Project - Iowa Missouri

Award Amount: $38,087
Institution: Iowa State University Extension
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s Project employed the premise that there are many learning... More

Annie´s Project - Michigan

Award Amount: $18,784
Institution: Michigan State University Extension
Project Director: Warren Schauer (schauer@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s Project has proven successful as a comprehensive educational program... More

Annie´s Project - Minnesota

Award Amount: $42,406
Institution: Univesity of Minnesota Extension Service
Project Director: Margaretha Rudstrom (rudstrmv@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Five Annie’s Project workshops were held in Minnesota where participants... More

Annie´s Project - Ohio

Award Amount: $20,000
Institution: American Small Farm Association
Project Director: Karl Gebhardt (kgebhardt@paulwerth.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie´s Project, Ohio, is a comprehensive educational program and support... More

Annie´s Project - Southwest Michigan Hispanic Women

Award Amount: $26,713
Institution: Michigan State University Extension
Project Director: Julie Pioch (mackella@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
We held two sucessful Annies Project sessions for members of... More

Annie´s Project Bi-State--Risk Management Education for Farm Women

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: Ruth Hambleton (rhamblet@uiuc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Illinois and Indiana will be working together to deliver Annie´s... More

Annie´s Project for Value Added and Beginning Wisconsin Farm Women

Award Amount: $40,436
Institution: UW Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick (joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
This project used the successful Annie’s Project structure to reach... More

Annie´s Project I & II: Risk Management Education for Indiana Farm Women

Award Amount: $24,864
Institution: Purdue Extension
Project Director: Kelly Heckaman (kheckaman@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Because Indiana farm women want to be successful farm business... More

Annie´s Project Iowa Missouri 2009

Award Amount: $31,165
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculutral Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The mission of Annie´s Project is to empower farm women... More

Annie´s Project Iowa-Missouri Education and State Support

Award Amount: $35,676
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s Project coordinates educational processes encompassing a practical, broad vision... More

Annie´s Project, North and South Dakota

Award Amount: $38,496
Institution: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Project Director: Dwight Aakre (daakre@ndsuext.nodak.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s project is an educational program for Midwestern farm and... More

Annie´s Project- Ohio´s Risk Management Education for Farm Women

Award Amount: $33,064
Institution: Ohio State University Extension
Project Director: Julia Woodruff (woodruff.94@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie’s Project will be extended throughout Northern Ohio (See Map... More

Annie´s Project--Education for Farm Women

Award Amount: $24,000
Institution: University of Illinois Extension
Project Director: Ruth Hambleton (rhamblet@uiuc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie´s Project--Education for Farm Women focused on the fives areas... More

Annie´s Project-Women Marketing Grain

Award Amount: $12,980
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Annie’s Project – Women Marketing Grain (AP-WMG) builds on the... More

Annies Project Iowa-Missouri Phase II

Award Amount: $37,741
Institution: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District
Project Director: Bob Wells (wellsjb@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Annie’s Project is a comprehensive educational program and support network... More

Application of AgFA to assist young farmers to improve financial decision-making in an increasing-risk environment

Award Amount: $41,645
Institution: Center for Dairy Profitability
Project Director: Jenny Vanderlin (jmvander@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project employed the AgFA Benchmarking database to assist WI... More

Assessing and Reducing Risk for Beginning Farmers in the Western Lake Superior Region of MN and WI through Comprehensive Farmer-to-Farmer Education.

Award Amount: $22,243
Institution: Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association
Project Director: Cree Bradley (cree@lakesuperiorfarming.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association utilized a whole farm planning... More

Assessing Grain Marketing Risk and Implementing a Marketing Plan for Grain Producers in Ohio

Award Amount: $27,310
Institution: The Ohio State University
Project Director: Amanda Bennett (bennett.709@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Sound risk management decisions begin with an assessment of an... More

Assessing Legal Variables and Managing Risk in Direct Farm Businesses

Award Amount: $49,856
Institution: University of Illinois
Project Director: Bryan Endres (bendres@illinois.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
As farmers diversify production and marketing, lack of information and... More

Assessing Management Skills of Farmers and Farm Managers

Award Amount: $16,450
Institution: UW-Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Carl Duley (carl.duley@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
The Management Assessment Center for Farm Owners/Managers is a comprehensive... More

Assessing Management Skills of Value Added/Labor Intense Crop Managers

Award Amount: $24,499
Institution: University of Wisconsin Extension
Project Director: Steve Huntzicker (steve.huntzicker@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The Management Assessment Center for Value Added/Labor Intense Crop Managers... More

Back to Basics, Managing Risk through Basic Management Education

Award Amount: $20,557
Institution: Ohio State University Extension, Agricultural Business Enhancement Center
Project Director: Beth Fausey (fausey.11@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Changes in our national economy impact all industries in Northwest... More

Back to the Basics: Educating Producers on the Functions of All Available Grain Marketing Tools and Their Role in a Successful Marketing Plan

Award Amount: $18,340
Institution: Loewen and Associates, Inc.
Project Director: Tim Strunk (timstrunk@cox.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project addressed the need of producers to have a... More

Beef Feedlot Producer Risk Management Project

Award Amount: $49,991
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Russ Euken (reuken@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed financial, production, business organization, marketing, human resource... More

Beginning Farmer Program Reduces Risks in New States

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Land Stewardship Project
Project Director: Karen Stettler (cathyt@landstewardshipproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Entrepreneurial Grants
Summary
Beginning and transitioning farmers in Illinois, Nebraska, and Missouri sought... More

Biosecurity in Animal Agriculture for Our Next Generation

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension
Project Director: Abby Neu (neux0012@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
A disease outbreak, can be devastating to any animal agriculture industry.... More

Border Line Risk Management Education Project

Award Amount: $40,000
Institution: Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation District
Project Director: Camie Janikowski (camie.janikowski@nd.nacdnet.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The Border Line Risk Management Education Project included three educational... More

Bridging Brown County FARM Team

Award Amount: $13,283
Institution: Bridging Brown County Food, Agriculture and Rural Marketing Team
Project Director: Beth Zabel (bethzabel@mn.rr.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2005 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
The BBC FARM Team sponsored a workshop, Growing Assets: Using... More

Building a Foundation to Support Direct Farm-to-Market Business Sustainability

Award Amount: $49,865
Institution: Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Project Director: Deb Ihm (dihm@swtc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2021 Education Projects
Summary
Southwest Tech has focused on creating a free resource webpage... More

Building and Protecting the Farm: Identifying and Managing Risk Workshop

Award Amount: $35,560
Institution: Ag Credit, Agricultural Credit Association
Project Director: Kendra Heffelfinger (kheffelfinger@agcredit.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2009 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This project targeted 200 young (ages 18-35), beginning (less than... More

Building capacity and empowering new, diversifying and Hispanic small farmers.

Award Amount: $13,598
Institution: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program
Project Director: Jim Pierce (piercej@lincolnu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The project targeted three urban counties in the Kansas City... More

Building Farm and Ranch Resiliency in the Age of Financial Uncertainty

Award Amount: $27,449
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jim Jansen (jjansen4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2021 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the financial resiliency necessary for agricultural operations... More

Building For The Succesful Transition of Your Agricultural Business

Award Amount: $39,325
Institution: The Ohio State University
Project Director: David Marrison (marrison.2@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
This program addressed the human and financial risks that many... More

Building Local Foods Capacity Through Risk Management Training

Award Amount: $44,160
Institution: John Wood Community College
Project Director: David Camphouse (dcamphouse@jwcc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The project established an advisory committee of producers, entrepreneurs, and... More

Building Market Resiliency in Iowa Through Advanced Grain Marketing Workshops for Women

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Project Director: Madeline Schultz (schultz@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The project team developed a new "Advanced Grain Marketing for... More

Building Resilient Farms by Reducing Risk and Increasing Profitability in Agroforestry

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Project Director: Amanda Kik (amanda@crosshatch.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Building Resilient Farms by Reducing Risk and Increasing Profitability in... More

Business Planning and Direct to Consumer Marketing Education for Nebraska/Iowa Farmers

Award Amount: $37,854
Institution: Barreras Family Farm LLC
Project Director: Mariel Barreras (mariel@barrerasfamilyfarm.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2022 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed marketing challenges and lack of knowledge base... More

Calving DistributionImproving Uniformity and Profit

Award Amount: $45,770
Institution: South Dakota State University Extension
Project Director: Olivia Amundson (olivia.amundson@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2021 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed production, marketing, and financial risk. It addressed... More

Capitalizing on the synergy of incorporating annual forages in grazing plans to reduce risk

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Project Director: Denise Schwab (dschwab@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2021 Education Projects
Summary
This project focused on the synergy of incorporating annual forages... More

Carbon Farming Planning Cohorts– Establishing a Peer Education and Planning Process for Carbon Farming Implementation

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Project Director: Amanda Kik (amanda@crosshatch.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2022 Education Projects
Summary
The Carbon Farming Planning Cohorts Program worked with farmers and... More

Central Minnesota Women in Agriculture Programming

Award Amount: $32,030
Institution: University of Minnesota
Project Director: Betty Berning (bberning@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The Central MN Women in Agriculture Network (WAGN) was a... More

Climate and Farm Resiliency for the Next Generation

Award Amount: $27,966
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jim Jansen (jjansen4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2022 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the financial and legal issues for agricultural... More

Coaching Farm Families Through a Facilitated Farm Transition Planning Process

Award Amount: $49,775
Institution: The Learning Connection
Project Director: Kristine Ranger (kristine@knowledgenavigators.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2015 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the risk management education topic of Human... More

Commodity Challenge

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota
Project Director: Edward Usset (usset001@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Commodity Challenge is an online grain marketing game designed to... More

Commodity Challenge for Livestock Feed Purchases

Award Amount: $49,985
Institution: Center for Farm Financial Management
Project Director: Edward Usset (usset001@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
A sustained period of high grain prices led to the need... More

Commodity Marketing

Award Amount: $10,000
Institution: Central Community College
Project Director: Duane Waddle (dwaddle@cccneb.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Central Community College (CCC) proposes to develop and implement a... More

ComMoonity: Network-based Q&A App for Robotic Milking Farmers

Award Amount: $49,548
Institution: University of Minnesota
Project Director: Kota Minegishi (kota@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2019 Education Projects
Summary
As U.S. dairy production continues to consolidate, the viability of many... More

Communication Skills Support Farm Transfer Success

Award Amount: $13,601
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick (joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This farm transfer pilot project used a farm transfer survey... More

Comprehensive Farm Risk Management for Healthier Bodies, Books, and Businesses

Award Amount: $49,875
Institution: The Land Connection
Project Director: Mallory Krieger (mallory@thelandconnection.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2018 Education Projects
Summary
Specialty crop farmers must learn all aspects of running a... More

Computerizing Your Farming Operation

Award Amount: $19,977
Institution: Farmers Cooperative-Dorchester, NE
Project Director: Douglas Lewis (dlewis@farmersco-operative.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
We intend to introduce the computer, its software and hardware,... More

Connecting Farmers with Organic Crop Insurance Resources

Award Amount: $74,492
Institution: Center for Rural Affairs
Project Director: Johnathan Hladik (johnathanh@cfra.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
In this project, the Center for Rural Affairs connected organic... More

Cooperation as a Risk Management Tool for Small- and Medium-Sized Farmers

Award Amount: $39,700
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Roger Ginder (ginder@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Cooperative approaches can provide a viable alternative for producers to... More

CRAFTing Farmers Project of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

Award Amount: $10,000
Institution: CSA Learning Center at Angelic Organics
Project Director: Tom Spaulding (learndirector@csalearningcenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
More than 30 percent of small farms in Illinois have... More

Creating Millionaire Dairy Farm Models in Conventional, Grazing and Organic Dairy Systems

Award Amount: $49,999
Institution: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Project Director: Larry Tranel (tranel@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
Project created four dairy farm models to assist small, beginning,... More

Crop Marketing and Production Contract Considerations

Award Amount: $44,906
Institution: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Project Director: Frayne Olson (frayne.olson@ndsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
The project began by interviewing the head of procurement or... More

Cultivating Strong Indiana Farm Family Relationships for Today and Tomorrow

Award Amount: $30,983
Institution: Purdue Extension Kosciusko County
Project Director: Kelly Heckaman (kheckaman@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2012 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Cultivating Strong Indiana Farm Family Relationships for Today and Tomorrow... More

Cybersecurity for Iowa Farmers and Rural Businesses

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Madeline Schultz (schultz@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2022 Education Projects
Summary
Completed Project Overview: Agriculture is one of 16 critical infrastructure... More

Decide Now

Award Amount: $38,000
Institution: UNL Extension
Project Director: Robert Tigner (rtigner2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
In Nebraska, of the 292 participants who engaged in completed NCRMEC... More

Decisions in Implementing Precision Dairy Technologies to Improve Dairy Farm Profitability and Labor Efficiency.

Award Amount: $49,223
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Jennifer Bentley (jbentley@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project helped guide the decision-making process for new and... More

Defining Best Management Practices for Amish growers involved in Greenhouse Production

Award Amount: $30,773
Institution: University of Wisconsin
Project Director: Eileen Nelson (eonelson@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Wisconsin Amish communities have been growing bedding plants for retail... More

Developing Dairy Producer Peer Groups in Kansas

Award Amount: $43,976
Institution: Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics
Project Director: Kevin Dhuyvetter (kcd@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
This project initiated and developed small producer peer groups among... More

Developing Sharemilking Arrangements and Educational Tools to Grow Grass Based Dairies

Award Amount: $46,000
Institution: University of Missouri Extension
Project Director: Joe Horner (hornerj@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2008 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
A new dairy production system is rapidly emerging in Missouri... More

Economic Viability and Revenue Diversification of Local Producers in SE Wisconsin

Award Amount: $49,842
Institution: The University of Wisconsin Extension
Project Director: Ryan Schone (ryan.schone@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
Small farmers and ranchers, beginning and value-added producers presently face... More

Educating Cattle Producers Transitioning Into Hair Sheep or Meat Goat Production

Award Amount: $16,871
Institution: University of Illinois
Project Director: Teresa Steckler (tsteckle@illinois.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
Beef producers in southern Illinois had expressed an interest in... More

Educating Underserved and Socially Disadvantage Farmers on Risk Management and Mitigation

Award Amount: $99,996
Institution: Michigan State University, Samora Institute
Project Director: Ruben Martinez (mart1097@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2021 Underserved Producer
Summary
This project addressed production, financial, and human risk issues on the... More

Educating Women on Human Risk for the Farm´s Sake

Award Amount: $46,875
Institution: Purdue Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Stacy Herr (sherr@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2007 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Educating Women on Human Risk for the Farm´s Sake used... More

Effective Budgeting, Negotiation, and Management Strategies for Agricultural Land

Award Amount: $28,506
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jim Jansen (jjansen4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project addressed the current business and financial issues for agricultural... More

Emailed Risk Advisories for Crop Producers

Award Amount: $37,348
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Ray Massey (masseyr@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
This project is to extend to over 200 Missouri crop... More

Employment Skills for Today: Planning for Success

Award Amount: $11,416
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension
Project Director: Gary Hachfeld (hachf002@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
This program focused on human and legal risk involved with... More

Empowering Iowa and Nebraska farmers with crop insurance

Award Amount: $91,758
Institution: Center for Rural Affairs
Project Director: Johnathan Hladik (johnathanh@cfra.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2021 Underserved Producer
Summary
In this project, the Center for Rural Affairs conducted educational... More

Empowering Latino producers through risk management education and networking

Award Amount: $39,999
Institution: University of Missouri, Community Food systems and Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Jose Garcia (GarciaJL@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Competitive Grant Program
Summary
Missouri has experienced an 87% increase in Latino producers from... More

Empowering New and Diversifying Farmers with the Tactics to Become Successful Market Growers

Award Amount: $39,999
Institution: University of Missouri
Project Director: Mary Hendrickson (hendricksonm@missouri.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Value Added Enterprises/Farm Diversification Grants
Summary
The Kansas City region provides a growing market for locally... More

Energy Beet Risk Project

Award Amount: $34,000
Institution: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Project Director: Ron Haugen (ronald.haugen@ndsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2014 Education Projects
Summary
This project disseminated information on the risks (production and price)... More

Enhancing Landowner/Tenant Relationships in Volatile Markets: Managing Financial, Legal, and Human Risks

Award Amount: $38,847
Institution: Purdue University
Project Director: Craig Dobbins (cdobbins@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2010 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
A farmer that has solid rapport with a well-informed landowner... More

Enhancing Management and Marketing Opportunities for Kansas Graziers and Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $45,525
Institution: Kansas Farmers Union
Project Director: Mercedes Taylor-Puckett (kfu.mercedes@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2013 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Kansas livestock producers have been challenged by rising input costs,... More

Enhancing Producers' Application of Marketing Strategies through Experiential Learning

Award Amount: $49,996
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Lisa Elliott (lisa.elliott@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2017 Education Projects
Summary
North Central producers improved their risk management skills as they face... More

Establishing Vineyards As An Alternative To Tobacco Production

Award Amount: $26,250
Institution: Vernon County UW-Extension
Project Director: Timothy Rehbein (timothy.rehbein@ces.uwex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2004 Specialty Enterprise Grants
Summary
In the past 20 years, tobacco production in Vernon and... More

Estate Planning Education in the Sandhills and Surrounding Areas.

Award Amount: $35,396
Institution: UNL Extension, Cherry County
Project Director: Jay Jenkins (jjenkins2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2006 Human Resource Risk Grants
Summary
Over forty ranch families in the Sandhills area of Nebraska... More

Evaluating milking center decisions: Automatic milking systems vs. parlors.

Award Amount: $49,553
Institution: Regents of the University of Minnesota
Project Director: Jim Salfer (salfe001@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2016 Education Projects
Summary
The challenge of hiring high quality employees on dairy farms... More

Evaluating Your Estate Plan

Award Amount: $33,000
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Kelvin Leibold (kleibold@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2011 Unrestricted Grants
Summary
Evaluating Your Estate Plan helped farmers address estate planning and... More