The 2015 funding process is now closed! All full proposals and exploratory grants were due on-line Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM CST. Now the selection process begins for the Advisory Council. Those selected to receive 2015 awards will be notified no later than February 16, 2015. Those projects selected to receive funding in 2015 will be posted here after everyone has been notified.
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). We are located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 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.
Our mission and the mission of the national program is educating America’s farmers and ranchers to manage the unique risks of producing food for the world’s table.
It’s time to get that proposal for a concurrent session submitted for the upcoming 2015 ERME National Conference. The due date is January 20!
Concurrent Session presentations are being solicited which highlight successful risk management education programming. Abstract submission is encouraged from any public or private entity involved in risk management education for agricultural producers, regardless of whether the project was funded through a regional Extension Risk Management Education Center.
Format of proposals: Proposals will be accepted online, beginning December 1, 2014. To submit a proposal for a concurrent session presentation or a poster display, please go to the Extension Risk Management Education website (http://www.extensionrme.org/conferences/2015/) and click the link for submitting a proposal. There you will be able to register your proposal and provide an abstract (maximum of 250 words) describing your educational effort, and how it was of benefit to the participants.
Length of sessions: 30 minute Concurrent Sessions are available. Please bear in mind that we would like presenters to allow 5-10 minutes at the end the session for questions and interaction.
Poster exhibits: Tables and poster walls will both be available to exhibit posters. Exhibitors utilizing tables will be responsible for providing a structure, such as a display board, to secure and exhibit the poster. Conference participants will have an opportunity to interact with the poster authors during an evening reception on April 29.
Topics for Proposals
Concurrent Session and Poster exhibit topics may include programming related to any of the five areas of risk addressed by agricultural RME including: financial, production, marketing, legal and human.
Please note that the 2015 conference will include a “Women in Ag” Track. Proposals are sought that represent a cross section of programming and that demonstrate the impacts of successful programs geared specifically toward women producers.
The Conference Planning Committee encourages all concurrent session and poster presenters to focus on the risk management results that producers achieved through participation in their educational projects.
The 2015 National ERME Conference will be April 29-30 in Minneapolis, MN. More information will be posted later this fall, here and on the Extension RME web page. There will be a call for presentations/posters later this year.
Congratulations to the 2014 Projects Funded for the North Central region. We have some great projects going on! Read the press release.
The 2014 Farm Bill Conference was held recently in Kansas City, MO. Presentations will be posted soon. Please check back!