July 2, 2018
Lincoln, Neb. — The North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center (NCERMEC) recently awarded over $735,000 in funding for 17 project directors to develop extension risk management education programs for producers.
For the 17th straight year, the Extension Risk Management Education program has awarded grantsfor projects that educate farmers and ranchers with tools they need to address the uncertainties in farm income and manage their risk. Funding decisions are made by an Advisory Council of peers in the agricultural risk management field. The funding year began April 1 and ends September 30, 2019.
“This funding will be used to develop and implement educational programming for agricultural producers addressing production, human resources, financial, legal and marketing risk,” said Brad Lubben, NCERMEC program director. Project directors are from north central universities and non-profit organizations. In addition to these ERME grants, three projects were each awarded $3,000 to explore needs for future programing.
The North Central Extension Risk Management Education Program is funded by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and has been hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics and Nebraska Extension since 2001. In addition to the North Central Center, ERME regional centers are located across the country at the University of Delaware (Northeast), the University of Arkansas (Southern) and Washington State University (West).
For more information and to see a full listing of funding recipients and their projects, go to www.ncerme.org.
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North Central Risk Management Education Center