This 18-month project addresses risk management and mitigation approaches related to production, financial, and human risks and provide information available to beginning, Latino, limited resources (LR), and socially disadvantaged (SD) specialty crop producers. It helps producers identify and mitigate risk and provides information on crop insurance and disaster assistance programs. These activities help producers improve their economic sustainability by deepening their knowledge of risk management and mitigation issues, encouraging behavioral change, and promoting the development of relationships with insurance agents, educators, and technical service providers.
This project offers bilingual webinars and coordinates workshops designed for Latino, beginning, and socially disadvantaged producers at the Michigan Family Farms Conference. It includes:
Funded by the University of Nebraska Extension Risk Management Education Program, a Regional Extension Risk Management Education Center funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture.