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Fall 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter for Western Agricultural Educators & Stakeholders

Published by the Western Extension Risk Management Education Center

Fall 2017

This newsletter is devoted to articles and other resources that organizations making application to the Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) Grants program can benefit from to write strong and award winning proposals.  The Western Center Director – Shannon Neibergs, outlines the RFA process in the introductory article, which also highlights Western region risk priority areas and introduces the concept of performance measures which is discussed in depth in our feature article. This month’s project success story features grower education on financial risk for California producers.  This issue also includes a link to Montana Agricultural Land Leasing – with lease rates, guides and presentations that have applicability across the west.

Mega Trends 2018 to 2025
Dr. David M. Kohl

Cowboy is driving the cattle toward the mountain. Yellow Aspen trees in the distance.


This issue highlights the release of the 2018 Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants program Request for Applications.

Performance conceptual meter

Documenting Success through Performance Measures

Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) sponsored projects help farmers and ranchers manage risk and achieve long-term success by providing important educational programs that help them be successful and, hopefully, pass on their heritage to the next generation.

vineyard in the fall.

Building Profitable Farms and Strong Financial Management in California

This program focused on grower education and action on Financial Risk in California.

Newsletter for Western Agricultural Educators & Stakeholders
Published by the Western Extension Risk Management Education Center
Spokane, WA 99202

Fall 2017
Volume 7 Issue 2

Heather Schriver

J. Shannon Neibergs

Associate Director
Jo Ann Warner

National Program Leader
Toija Riggins, USDA-NIFA


The Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center) compiles this newsletter with submissions from our staff and may include submissions from the other 3 regional Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) Centers; as well as university faculty, agencies, educator organizations and researchers from throughout the Western region and nation. We make every attempt to provide valuable and informative items of interest to our stakeholders. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the Western or other regional ERME Centers. The Western Center is not responsible for the content of these submitted materials or their respective websites; and their inclusion in this newsletter does not imply ERME’s endorsement of that agency/organization/program.

This material is based upon work supported by funding through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Western Extension Risk Management Education Center is hosted by Washington State University with support from WSU Extension and the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences Extension School of Economic Sciences.


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