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The Southern Risk Management Education Center

Empowering Producers to Manage Risks

The Southern Risk Management Education Center (SRMEC) was established at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture in 2009. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the SRMEC is one of four regional Extension Risk Management Education Centers located throughout the country.

Our mission is to educate farmers and ranchers to manage the unique risks of producing food for the world’s table. The Southern Center, in conjunction with the other three regional Centers, conducts the Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program.

Introduction to Risk Management

2023 Annual Report

Our Impact

$734,592 Dedicated to projects for producers underserved by crop insurance during 2022-2023 infographic 24 Funded projects across Southern states from 2022-2023 $651,677 Awarded for Education and Exploratory Projects in 2022-2023 infographic

Who we serve

The Southern Center serves Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Center strives to build networks and relationships throughout the region with growers and industry stakeholders that are diverse and grassroots based. Our ultimate goal is to deliver results by educating producers.

ERME US Region Map Western North Central Northeast
ERME US Region Map Western North Central Northeast
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