RME Intro


Welcome to the North Central Center!

Established in 2001, the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center funds results-based, producer-focused, competitive grants with funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our mission is to empower the strengths and skills of individuals in the North Central region who are involved in the management of agricultural production, marketing, financial, legal, and human resource risks

Serving the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; the Center provides funding annually for individual programs which directly benefit the agricultural producer through a competitive application process.

Congratulations to the 2014 ERME award recipients for the north central region. We are going to have some great projects going on! Read the press release.

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What's New...

The 2015 RFA will be released on September 15. Read about important changes to the ERME funding program for 2015 in addition to the earlier release date.

The 2014 Farm Bill Conference is set for September 3-4 in Kansas CIty, MO at the Hilton Kansas CIty Airport Hotel. It is a train the trainer type of event. Read more about it and register here.

Make plans to attend the 2015 Extension Risk Management Education Conference in Minneapolis, MN, April 28-29. More information will be posted soon. Presentations from the 2014 Women in Agriculture Conference at Indianapolis, IN, are now posted!

Read a discussion of risk management issues and needs which have surfaced in recent years from the Center’s audiences, stakeholders, and Advisory Council members. This discussion provides ideas and guidance for individuals or groups working to educate producers and considering an application for Center funding to deliver risk management education.

2014 General Risk Management Needs Assessment

2014 Special Emphasis Risk Management Needs Assessment

2013 General Risk Management Needs Assessment

2012 General Risk Management Needs Assessment


Introduction to Risk               Management, 2nd edition, 2014