SRMEC Advisory Council Selects 2019 Projects of Excellence
Successful Extension Risk Management Outreach Programming
The Southern Risk Management Education Center (SRMEC) strives to highlight outstanding
extension outreach programs. Through this effort, the Center seeks to highlight Extension Risk
Management Education resources and extension scholarship. The symposium features impactful
outreach efforts detailing best practices in program development and stakeholder engagement.
The highlighted projects include discussions on innovative program delivery and promotion
activities as well as extensive evaluation processes. SRMEC funded projects focus on enhancing
farmer behavior and knowledge through risk management education. SRMEC seeks to empower
producers to manage risk through exceptional program delivery and evaluation. The featured
project’s directors will detail their experiences developing the grant funded activity and keys to
successful program delivery. Projects were selected because of successful in-depth delivery and
implementation activities, transparent and impactful evaluation, and demonstration of value of
the training to the project participants.
Moderator: Ron Rainey Professor & Center Director, University of Arkansas
2. Megan Leffew, Center for Profitable Agriculture -University of Tennessee. Business
Planning and Marketing Education for Tennessee Farmers
SRMEC Advisory Council Selects 2018 Projects of Excellence
SRMEC seeks to promote the ERME program and its funded projects by annually selecting the top three performing projects. The projects of excellence are selected by our advisory council from the previous round of completed projects. All projects are evaluated across three criteria: 1) project relevance and impacts, 2) materials developed and communication, and 3) evaluation & success stories. Click the following hyperlink to view the reports and resources resulting from all 2017 SRMEC projects.
Congratulations to 2018 Projects of Excellence:
Project Director: Laurence Crane
Organization: National Crop Insurance Services
Project Director: Kevin Ellis
Organization: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Duncan M Chembezi
Organization: AAMU Small Farms Research Center
SRMEC hosts Grant Applicant Webinar for 2020 RFAs
SRMEC held an online training to provide details for applicants interested in responding to the 2020 request for applications (RFA). The webinar provides details on the Extension Risk Management education program, the Southern region's current priorities, and details on budget preparation. Proposals are due within the RVS system November 19th at 5:00 p.m. CST.
- SRMEC hosts USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Program webinar
SRMEC, in collaboration with Agricultural Marketing Research Center at Iowa State University, addresses common questions and provides available resources to help navigate USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant Application. The online training was held December 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. To view the archived webinar visit the following link: