New York Risk Management Education
Institute for Rural America provided more than $23,000 in services to New York agricultural producers focused on risk
management education, thanks to a grant it helped New York state
National Farmers secure earlier this year.
jointly with New York State National Farmers Organization and the state Grange,
the Institute sponsored a day long farm-business seminar, New Farm Risk
Management Tools for Profitability in Courtland, N.Y.
“The Northeast Center for Risk Management Education
awarded funds to the Institute and New York NFO, because they saw the need to
educate young farmers and their spouses on the importance of dairy and livestock risk management
education and marketing clubs,” said Carroll Wade, Project Director.
Management Education grant was awarded to improve producer understanding of
using price negotiation and group marketing to increase returns, insurance
products, cash and futures pricing tools, marketing strategies, plans and
New York has historically been an underserved
state for risk management education, and participation has been relatively low
in the past. That’s why a grant goal to increase event attendees
usage of risk management tools by 30 percent was also established.
Institute was extremely pleased to partner with the New York State Grange, and
National Farmers Organization,” said Greg Stephens, president of the Institute. “I want
to thank the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education, the funder of this important risk management seminar for their
dedication to improving the New York state economic landscape for
campaign helped build awareness of the event, including paid radio and print
advertising, as well as free media exposure. Wade welcomed more than 30
individual participants, despite a severe winter snowstorm.