Introduction to Risk Management Handbook

This handbook is designed to improve the risk management skills of American farmers and ranchers. There is a broad array of established risk management tools ready to be used and new tools are always being developed. By learning about and using these tools, crop and livestock producers can build the confidence needed to deal with risk and exciting opportunities of the future.

Este manual está diseñado para mejorar las habilidades de gestión de riesgos de los agricultores y ganaderos estadounidenses. Existe una amplia gama de herramientas de gestión de riesgos establecidas listas para ser utilizadas y siempre se están desarrollando nuevas herramientas. Al conocer y utilizar estas herramientas, los productores de cultivos y ganado pueden generar la confianza necesaria para enfrentar los riesgos y las emocionantes oportunidades del futuro.

This handbook is available in English y este manual está disponible en español.

Extension Risk Management Education 2015 Project Director Training

These 3 presentations are a portion of the materials presented during the training in Minneapolis, MN on April 28, 2015.

Intro to Reporting in the Results Verification System (RVS)

Curtis Mahnken of the University of Minnesota

Using a Multi-Tiered Education Approach

Chris Benedict of Washington State University

Success Stories

by Laurie Bower of Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance & Allan Vyhnalek of Nebraska Extension

ERME Meat and Poultry RFA 2023 Applicant Webinar
Results Verification System (RVS) Resources
Extension Risk Management Education Overview

In the current environment of dramatically increasing risk, the Extension Risk Management Education program provides training to help producers learn new strategies to manage complex and growing agricultural risks.

The program's goal is simple - improve the risk management capabilities of U.S. farmers and ranchers. Learn more at

Examples of Successful Outcomes-Oriented Projects

These videos describe producer outcomes from successful Extension RME funded projects.

Extension Risk Management Education Grants for Project Directors

New Mexico Organic Farming - Extension Risk Management Education

Colorado Niche Beef Production & Marketing

Grain Marketing Strategies "Winning The Game"