Funded Projects

Below is a list of projects funded by the North Central Risk Management Education Center. By clicking on a state within the interactive map, you can be taken directly that state's funded program listing.

North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Wisconsin Illinois Indiana Ohio Michigan Michigan

Illinois Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Food Rules: Managing Entrepreneurial Farm Business Risks by Knowing the Regulations
    Project Director: Terra Brockman
    Sponsor: The Land Connection, Illinois

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women
    Project Director: Ruth Hambleton
    Sponsor: University of Illinois Extension
  2. Project Title: Andy’s Project – Computer Education for Farmers
    Project Director: Ruth Hambleton
    Sponsor: University of Illinois Extension

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Andy’s Project – Computer Education for Those Left Behind by the Computer Age
    Project Director: Ruth Hambleton
    Sponsor: University of Illinois Extension
  2. Project Title: Annie’s Project Bi-State: Risk Management Education for Farm Women
    Project Director: Ruth Hambleton
    Sponsor: University of Illinois Extension
  3. Project Title: CRAFTing Farmers Project of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin
    Project Director: Tom Spaulding
    Sponsor: CSA Learning Center, Illinois

2005 Funded Projects

  1. None

2004 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Illinois Wheat Women
    Project Director: James Quinton
    Sponsor: Illinois Wheat Association

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Indiana Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Young Cattlemen Group
    Project Director: Luc Valentin
    Sponsor: Purdue University, Indiana

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Commodity Marketing Education: Assisting Women to Increase Farm Profitability While Decreasing Price Risk
    Project Director: Kelly Easterday
    Sponsor: Purdue University Extension
  2. Project Title: Educating Women on Human Risk for the Farm’s Sake
    Project Director: Stacy Herr
    Sponsor: Purdue University

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Northern Indiana Farm Fresh Direct Marketing
    Program Project Director: Kelly Easterday
    Sponsor: Purdue University Extension Kosciusko County, Indiana

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: 2006 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference: North and South
    Project Director: Kelly Easterday
    Sponsor: Purdue University, Indiana

2004 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Human Resource Risk and Contingency Planning
    Project Director: Maria Marshall
    Sponsor: Purdue University, Indiana

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Iowa Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Farming…the Next Generation: Phase Two – Building & Strengthening Farm Succession and Linking
    Project Director: John Baker
    Sponsor: International Farm Transition Network, Iowa
  2. Project Title: Managing Risks in Agritourism Enterprise Development
    Project Director: Ray Hansen
    Sponsor: Iowa State University Extension Value Added Agriculture
  3. Project Title: Young Cattlemen Group
    Project Director: Denise Schwab
    Sponsor: Iowa County Agricultural Extension District, Iowa State University

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Women Outreaching Women
    Project Director: Linda Fischer
    Sponsor: Benton County Agriculture Extension District, Iowa State University
  2. Project Title: Risk Management Education for Agri-Tourism
    Project Director: Ray Hansen
    Sponsor: Iowa State University
  3. Project Title: Annie’s Project Women Marketing Grain
    Project Director: Bob Wells
    Sponsor: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District, Iowa State University
  4. Project Title: Iowa Missouri Women’s Risk Management Education
    Project Director: Bob Wells
    Sponsor: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District, Iowa State University
  5. Project Title: Profitable Grain Marketing
    Project Director: Bob Wells
    Sponsor: Mahaska County Extension District, Iowa State University

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Farming…The Next Generation – Building Farm Linking and Succession Education
    Programs Project Director: John Baker
    Sponsor: National Farm Transition Network, Iowa
  2. Project Title: Helping Producers Design Harvesting Systems
    Project Director: William Edwards
    Sponsor: Iowa State University
  3. Project Title: Overall Women Conference – A Conference for Today’s Rural Women
    Project Director: Linda Fischer
    Sponsor: Iowa State University
  4. Project Title: Cooperation as a Risk Management Tool for Small and Medium Sized Farmers
    Project Director: Roger Ginder
    Sponsor: Iowa State University
  5. Project Title: Transitioning to Organic Dairy in the Upper Midwest
    Project Director: Dave Holm
    Sponsor: Iowa Institute of Cooperatives
  6. Project Title: Marketing Opportunities for Goat Producers
    Project Director: Mary Holz-Clause
    Sponsor: Iowa State University
  7. Project Title: Annie’s Project Iowa Missouri
    Project Director: Bob Wells
    Sponsor: Mahaska County Agriculture Extension District, Iowa State University

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Annie’s Project Iowa-Missouri Phase II
    Project Director: Bob Wells
    Sponsor: Mahaska County Agricultural Extension District, Iowa State University
  2. Project Title: Interactive Agri-Entrepreneurial Tools for Assessing Business Development Risks
    Project Director: Mary Holz-Clause
    Sponsor: Iowa State University
  3. Project Title: A Comprehensive Risk Management Initiative for Amish and Mennonite Growers of High-Value Crops in Eastern Iowa
    Project Director: Mark Gleason
    Sponsor: Iowa State University
  4. Project Title: Risk Management: Integrating Insurance and Marketing Strategies
    Project Director: William Edwards
    Sponsor: Iowa State University

2004 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Agricultural Management E-School: the Second Mile
    Project Director: William Edwards
    Sponsor: Iowa State University
  2. Project Title: Quality Management Systems (QMS) Training: Managing Risk in Today’s Agricultural Marketplace
    Project Director: Mary Holz-Clause
    Sponsor: Iowa State University Extension Value-Added
  3. Project Title: 2004 Producer Education on Post-Harvest Strategies
    Project Director: Ed Kordick
    Sponsor: Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
  4. Project Title: E-Learning Approaches to Human Resource Management for Pork Producers
    Project Director: David Meisinger
    Sponsor: National Pork Board, Iowa
  5. Project Title: Annie’s Project – Iowa/Missouri
    Project Director: Bob Wells
    Sponsor: Iowa State University

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Kansas Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Transition Planning Assistant for Kansas (TPAK)
    Project Director: Rodney Jones
    Sponsor: Kansas State Research and Extension

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Transition Planning Assistance for Kansas (TPAK)
    Project Director: Rodney Jones
    Sponsor: Kansas State University

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Opportunities in Organic Sweetpotato Production
    Project Director: Edward Carey
    Sponsor: Kansas State University

2005 Funded Projects

  1. None

2004 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Women Managing the Farm: Reducing Your Risk
    Project Director: Dana Hoffman and Ester Maddux
    Sponsor: Kansas Association Wheat Growers
  2. Project Title: Mid U.S. Honey Producers – Honeybee Risk Management
    Program Project Director: Gary Reynolds
    Sponsor: Mid U.S. Honey Producers, Kansas

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Michigan Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. None

2007 Funded Projects

  1. None

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Training Michigan Dairy Producers to Use Comprehensive and Quantitative Risk Management Tools
    Project Director: Craig Thomas
    Sponsor: Michigan State University Extension

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Labor Risks in Pork Production
    Project Director: Vera Bitsch
    Sponsor: Michigan State University

2004 Funded Projects

  1. None

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Minnesota Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Farm Transition Planning: You Can do IT
    Project Director: Dale Nordquist
    Sponsor: Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Learning to Use Farm Financial Management Tools to Improve Profitability
    Project Director: Dale Nordquist
    Sponsor: Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota
  2. Project Title: 2007 Minnesota Canola Council Annual Conference/NMFTSAC Grass Seed Institute
    Project Director: Jon Dockter
    Sponsor: Minnesota Canola Council; Minneapolis, Minnesota
  3. Project Title: Farm Transition and Estate Planning: Build Your Exit Strategy
    Project Director: Gary Hachfeld
    Sponsor: University of Minnesota Extension
  4. Project Title: Facilitating Direct Markets for Farmers
    Project Director: Jan Joannides
    Sponsor: Renewing the Countryside; Minneapolis, Minnesota
  5. Project Title: Annie’s Project -- Minnesota
    Project Director: Margaretha Rudstrom
    Sponsor: University of Minnesota

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Understanding the use of Certification to Add Value and Manage Production, Marketing, and Other Risks: A Program for Michigan Apple, Cherry and Asparagus Growers
    Project Director: James Ennis
    Sponsor: Cooperative Development Services, Minnesota

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Beginning Farmer Program Reduces Risks in New States
    Project Director: Karen Stettler
    Sponsor: Land Stewardship Project, Minnesota
  2. Project Title: Farm Transfer & Estate Planning for Minnesota Families
    Project Director: Kent Olson
    Sponsor: University of Minnesota
  3. Project Title: Minnesota and North Dakota Risk Management Education and Discussion
    Project Director: Tara Gillespie
    Sponsor: Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers
  4. Project Title: Bridging Brown County FARM Team
    Project Director: Rob Anderson
    Sponsor: Bridging Brown County Food, Agriculture, & Rural Marketing Team, Minnesota

2004 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Beginning The Post-Harvest Marketing Challenge
    Project Director: Bob Craven
    Sponsor: University of Minnesota
  2. Project Title: Minnesota Canola Council RMA Education
    Project Director: Jon Docktor
    Sponsor: Minnesota Canola Council
  3. Project Title: Winning the Game - Dairy
    Project Director: Margaretha Rudstrom
    Sponsor: University of Minnesota

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Missouri Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Developing Sharemilking Arrangements and Educational Tools to Grow Grass Based Dairies
    Project Director: Joe Horner
    Sponsor: University of Missouri Extension
  2. Project Title: Novel Contracts Offered to Agriculture Producers and Landowners
    Project Director: Ray Massey
    Sponsor: University of Missouri

2007 Funded Projects

  1. None

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Reducing Risks Through Cross-Cultural Learning Networks
    Project Director: Daniel Dermitzel
    Sponsor: Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture, Missouri
  2. Project Title: Empowering New and Diversifying Farmers
    Project Director: Mary Hendrickson
    Sponsor: University of Missouri
  3. Project Title: Emailed Risk Advisories for Crop Producers
    Project Director: Ray Massey
    Sponsor: University of Missouri

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Organic Marketing for Producers
    Project Director: Joan Benjamin
    Sponsor: Missouri Department of Agriculture
  2. Project Title: Golden Age Farming
    Project Director: Mary Sobba
    Sponsor: University of Missouri
  3. Project Title: Planning for Success: A Business Plan Guide for Latin and Other Minority Farmers
    Project Director: Jose Garcia
    Sponsor: University of Missouri

2004 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Organic Certification Training for Producers
    Project Director: Joan Benjamin
    Sponsor: Missouri Department of Agriculture
  2. Project Title: Empowering Latino Producers Through Risk Management Education and Networking
    Project Director: Jose Garcia
    Sponsor: University of Missouri
  3. Project Title: A Training Program on Human Risk Management for Producers Using Latino Labor Force
    Project Director: Jose Garcia
    Sponsor: University of Missouri

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Nebraska Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Financial Risk Management for New Immigrant and Refugee Farmers
    Project Director: Ingrid Krist
    Sponsor: Community CROPS; Lincoln, Nebraska
  2. Project Title: North Central Farm Bill
    Project Director: Bradley Lubben
    Sponsor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  3. Project Title: Nebraska Women’s Risk Management Education
    Project Director: Megan Voss
    Sponsor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Computerizing Your Farming Operation
    Project Director: Douglas Lewis
    Sponsor: Farmers Cooperative; Dorchester, Nebraska
  2. Project Title: Commodity Marketing
    Project Director: Duane Waddle
    Sponsor: Central Community College; Columbus, Nebraska

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Estate Planning Education in the Sandhills and Surrounding Area
    Project Director: Jay Jenkins
    Sponsor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  2. Project Title: Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Education for Livestock
    Producers and Insurance Agents Project Director: Darrell Mark
    Sponsor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Organizing the Risk Management Toolbox
    Project Director: Darrell Mark
    Sponsor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  2. Project Title: Farm/Ranch Transfer: How to Start, How to Retire Project
    Director: Michael Holton
    Sponsor: Center for Rural Affairs; Lyons, Nebraska
  3. Project Title: Nebraska Annie’s
    Project Project Director: Karrie Blake
    Sponsor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2004 Funded Projects

  1. None

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North Dakota Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Wind Turbine Lease Education Program
    Project Director: Ron Haugen
    Sponsor: North Dakota State University Extension Service
  2. Project Title: Agriculture Decision-Tying the Pieces Together
    Project Director: Camie Janikowski
    Sponsor: Bowman/Slope Conservation District, North Dakota

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Rainfall Index Insurance Education Program for North Dakota
    Project Director: Dwight Aakre
    Sponsor: North Dakota State University
  2. Project Title: Livestock Insurance Education Program for North Dakota
    Project Director: Tim Petry
    Sponsor: North Dakota State University

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Annie’s Project North and South
    Project Director: Dwight Aakre
    Sponsor: North Dakota State University
  2. Project Title: Border Line Risk Management Education
    Project Director: Camie Janikowski
    Sponsor: Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation District, North Dakota

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Rural Women in America Project
    Director: Camie Janikowski
    Sponsor: Bowman/Slope Conservation District, North Dakota

2004 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Potato Risk Management Education
    Project Director: Cole Gustafson
    Sponsor: North Dakota State University
  2. Project Title: Rural Women in America Conference
    Project Director: Camie Janikowski & Kay Anderson
    Sponsor: Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation District, North Dakota

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Ohio Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. None

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Managing Risk Through Computer Education for Farm and Green Industry Producers
    Project Director: Beth Fausey
    Sponsor: Ohio State University Extension
  2. Project Title: Annie’s Project – Ohio Risk Management Education for Farm Women
    Project Director: Julie Woodruff
    Sponsor: Ohio State University Extension
  3. Project Title: Teaching Management Skills to Young Dairy Producers
    Project Director: Chris Zoller
    Sponsor: Ohio State University Extension

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Building for the Successful Transition of Your Agricultural Business
    Project Director: David Marrison
    Sponsor: The Ohio State University

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Agricultural Marketing and Financial Seminars
    Project Director: Chris Henney
    Sponsor: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
  2. Project Title: Annie’sProject
    Project Director: Kristi Ford
    Sponsor: American Small Farm Association, Ohio

2004 Funded Projects

  1. None

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South Dakota Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: A Farm Safety Training Program on Human Risk Management for Dairy Producers using a Labor Force Including Hispanic Workers
    Project Director: Alvaro Garcia
    Sponsor: South Dakota State University Extension
  2. Project Title: Women in Blue Jeans 2009 Conference
    Project Director: Diana Goldammer
    Sponsor: Women in Blue Jeans Inc., South Dakota
  3. Project Title: Agricultural Workforce Management: Improving Human Resource Management Skills
    Project Director: Tracey Renelt
    Sponsor: South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
  4. Project Title: Sustainable Annie’s System in South Dakota for Years to Come (SASSY)
    Project Director: Robin Salverson
    Sponsor: South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
  5. Project Title: Master Range Cattle Manager Program
    Project Director: Kenneth Olson
    Sponsor: South Dakota State University

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Women in Blue Jeans
    Project Director: Diana Goldammer
    Sponsor: Women in Blue Jeans, Inc.; Mitchell, South Dakota
  2. Project Title: South Dakota Annie’s Project
    Project Director: Robin Salverson
    Sponsor: South Dakota State University
  3. Project Title: Finding Individual Solutions for Cow/Calf Producers Through Production and Financial Analyses
    Project Director: Julie Walker
    Sponsor: South Dakota State University

2006 Funded Projects

  1. None

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Growing Great Farm Families
    Project Director: Wayne Smith
    Sponsor: South Dakota Farm Bureau
  2. Project Title: Multi-Regional Women in Agricultural Conference
    Project Director: Stacy Hadrick
    Sponsor: South Dakota State University

2004 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Three-State Women in Agriculture Human Risk Management Project
    Project Director: Stacy Hadrick
    Sponsor: South Dakota State University

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Wisconsin Funded Projects

2008 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Assessing Management Skills of Farmers
    Project Director: Carl Duley
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin Extension
  2. Project Title: USDA’s Gross Margin Insurance Policy: How can this Program be Adopted by Dairy Farm Operations in the Upper Midwest
    Project Director: Brian Gould
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. Project Title: Heart of the Farm: Green Fields
    Project Director: Jenny Vanderlin Center for Dairy Profitability
    Sponsor: Center for Dairy Profitability, University of Wisconsin

2007 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Accessing Local Markets: Buyer/Seller Connections, the Key to Success
    Project Director: Lois Federman
    Sponsor: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
  2. Project Title: Returning to the Farm – River Falls
    Project Director: Greg Hadley
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin
  3. Project Title: Got Profit? Accrual Accounting an Important First Step
    Project Director: Stan Schraufnael
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

2006 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Reducing Barriers to Modernize Dairy Operations Through Addressing Production, Legal, Environmental, and Public Relations Risks
    Project Director: Kevin Bernhardt
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin
  2. Project Title: Managing Risks Through Peer to Peer Learning Groups: An Asset-Based Approach to Innovation and Growth
    Project Director: Andrew Dane
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin Extension
  3. Project Title: Southeast Wisconsin Farm and Food Network (SWFFN): The Farmer/Chef Connection
    Project Director: Rose Skora
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin Kenosha and Racine Counties Extension

2005 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Hmong Risk Management Agricultural Education
    Project Director: Renee Walz
    Sponsor: Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc., Wisconsin
  2. Project Title: Heart of the Farm Conference Series
    Project Director: Jenny Vanderlin
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin – Center for Dairy Profitability
  3. Project Title: Wisconsin Ag Link
    Project Director: Jenny Vanderlin
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin – Center for Dairy Profitability

2004 Funded Projects

  1. Project Title: Communication Skills Support Farm Transfer Success
    Project Director: Rhonda Gildersleeve
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Iowa County
  2. Project Title: Heart of the Farm – Phase II Annie’s Project
    Project Director: Joy Kirkpatrick
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
  3. Project Title: Peer-Based Risk Management Education for Farmers who Practice Managed Grazing
    Project Director: Paul Nehring
    Sponsor: Grass Works, Inc., Wisconsin
  4. Project Title: Establishing Vineyards as an Alternative to Tobacco Production
    Project Director: Timothy Rehbein
    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin
  5. Project Title: Food Marketing Essentials: From Product to Profit
    Project Director: Lisa Stout
    Sponsor: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

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