Applied education consisting of
sequential workshops, supplemented by personal assignments and individualized
counseling, was delivered via a partnership of subject matter experts and local
educators in Georgia to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. Five
day-long (6 hours, 30 hours total) workshops were conducted approximately 30
days apart, with the same producers attending all five workshops. Homework
assignments requiring a minimum of 20 hours (100 hours total) to complete were
assigned following each workshop.
A total of 33 producers and 9 educators
participated, acquiring the risk management and market analysis skills and
understanding their own operations sufficiently to set a goal and three implementation
actions for each of the five areas of risk and five key marketing mix variables.
Each participant was interviewed at the project's end, reporting that on
average they completed 113.5 hours of homework and accomplished 17 of their 30 implementation
strategies. Additional actions are
expected to be completed beyond the project’s reporting time-frame.
This program with sequential workshops,
hands-on activities and individualized on-farm follow-up, ensures
accountability and provides participants an opportunity to succeed. This approach
typically leads to long-term behavioral change, consistent with experience that
behavior changes are more likely with sustained personal support and
Number of Participants: 42
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
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