As a result of this project, over 100 Lincoln County producers have, or plan to implement risk management strategies in the areas of DOT farm truck regulations, government programs, grain marketing, financial record analysis, succession planning, family communications, business planning and strategies for managing input costs. Led by AgVentures NW, it included 19 agricultural suppliers who formed a support group named AMMO (Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization). Final topic selection was based on two professionally conducted focus groups. The target audience was wheat and barley farmers. The program was very well received as indicated by strong attendance numbers, positive evaluation results, and a mountain of anecdotal evidence. Average attendance was 45 farmers per session with 86% of those responding to a written evaluation indicating they planned to make changes in their management strategies because of what they had learned. We were encouraged to expand the project so more farmers could participate. Based on those requests, we have doubled the number of workshops to 20 in our second year. 31 new agricultural suppliers have joined the AMMO group. We believe our success has been due to timely topics, a professional marketing effort, high quality presentations and strong involvement from AMMO members.
Number of Participants: 135
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
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