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2004-2005 Projects

For 2004-2005, Custom Ag Solutions partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) on the following Risk Management Education (RME) projects:

  • Crop Insurance Education for Nevada Producers (NevadaAgRisk.com).  In completing the project, we worked with the following organizational partners:
    • Nevada Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association;
    • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; and,
    • Nevada Farm Bureau.
  • Risk Management Education for Wyoming's Small, Limited Resource, and Beginning Livestock Producers (WyoAgRisk.com). Our project partners included the following organizations:
    • Wyoming Department of Agriculture;
    • Wyoming Stockgrowers Association;
    • Wyoming Woolgrowers Association;
    • Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation;
    • Wyoming Ag-Business Association;
    • Wyoming Future Farmers of America Association; and,
    • Wyoming Bankers Association.
  • Risk Management Education for Christmas Tree Growers in RMA's Raleigh, NC, Region (ChristmasTreeRiskManagement.com).  In successfully completing this project, we worked with the following individual and organizational partners: 
    • Dr. Melvin R. Koelling, Professor, Forest Extension, Physiology, Michigan State University;
    • Dr. Rick Bates, Assistant Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, Pennsylvania State University;
    • Chal Landgren, Extension Specialist, Oregon State University;
    • Dr. Mark Vodak, Extension Specialist and Associate Professor Forestry, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey;
    • Jeff Owen, Area Extension Specialist, Extension Forestry, Doctoral Candidate, North Carolina State University;
    • The National Christmas Tree Association;
    • The Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers’ Association;
    • The North Carolina Christmas Tree Association;
    • The Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association;
    • The Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York;
    • The New Jersey Christmas Tree Association; and,
    • Mt. Rogers (VA) Christmas Tree Growers Association.

During 2004-2005, CAS also completed numerous regional appraisal projects.

 

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