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2007-2008 Projects

For 2007-2008, Custom Ag Solutions partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) on the following Risk Management Education (RME) and Research and Development (R&D) projects:

  • Crop Insurance Education for Massachusetts Producers (MassAgRisk.com).  For this project, CAS worked with the following organizational partners:
    • Massachusetts FFA Association;
    • Massachusetts Aquaculture Association;
    • Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation; 
    • Northeast Farm Management Associates and UMass Extension;
    • Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association; and,
    • Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association.
  • Crop Insurance Education for Nevada Producers (NevadaAgRisk.com).  For this project, CAS worked with the following organizational partners: 
    • Nevada Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association;
    • Nevada Cattlemen's Association;
    • RightRisk Education Team;
    • Kansas State University, Department of Agricultural Economics; and,
    • Nevada Farm Bureau.
  • Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Program Training for California Producers.  CAS' project partners include the following organizations:
    • California Cattlemen's Association;
    • Kansas State University, Department of Agricultural Economics; and
    • RightRisk Education Team.
  • Clam Insurance Program Training and Risk Management Education for Eastern U.S. Producers.  CAS' project partners include the following organizations:
    • Cornell University, College of Agriculture;
    • Pennsylvania University, College of Agriculture;
    • Northeast Fisheries Science Center/Milford Laboratory;
    • University of Maine Cooperative Extension; and
    • Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association.
  • Cherry Crop Insurance Program Training and Risk Management Education for Michigan Producers.  CAS' project partners include the following organizations:
    • Cherry Marketing Institute;
    • Michigan Maple Syrup Association;
    • Michigan Farm Bureau; and
    • Michigan FFA Association.
  • Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Program Training for Idaho and Oregon Producers.  CAS' project partners include the following organizations:
    • Idaho Cattle Association;
    • Idaho FFA Association;
    • Idaho Wool Grower's Association;
    • Kansas State University, Department of Agricultural Economics;
    • Oregon Cattlemen's Association; and
    • Oregon Sheep Growers Association.
  • Risk Management Education for Michigan Christmas Tree Growers (ChristmasTreeRiskManagement.com).  CAS' project partners include the following organizations:
    • Dr. Melvin R. Koelling, Professor, Forest Extension, Physiology, Michigan State University; and,
    • Michigan Christmas Tree Association.
  • Risk Management Education for Wisconsin Christmas Tree Growers (ChristmasTreeRiskManagement.com).  CAS' project partners include the following organizations:
    • Dr. Melvin R. Koelling, Professor, Forest Extension, Physiology, Michigan State University; and,
    • Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association.
  • Risk Management Education for North Carolina Christmas Tree Growers (ChristmasTreeRiskManagement.com).  CAS' project partners include the following organizations:
    • Dr. Melvin R. Koelling, Professor, Forest Extension, Physiology, Michigan State University; and,
    • North Carolina Christmas Tree Association.
  • Risk Management Education for Oregon and Washington Christmas Tree Growers (
  • ChristmasTreeRiskManagement.com).  CAS' project partners include the following organizations: 
    • Dr. Melvin R. Koelling, Professor, Forest Extension, Physiology, Michigan State University; and, 
    • Oregon State University Extension Service and Chal Landgren.
  • Research and Development of a Cattle Basis Risk Analysis Tool (CBRAT) and the BeefBasis.com website (BeefBasis.com).  CAS' project partners include the following:
    • Kansas State University's Kevin Dhuyvetter; and, 
    • Kansas State University's James Mintert.   
  • Development of LRP and AGR-Lite Decision Support Tools for Livestock Producers (AGR-Lite.com).  Researchers from Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics are partnered with CAS on this project. 

During 2007, CAS also worked as a partner on the following USDA/RMA projects: 

  • Crop Insurance Education for Wyoming Producers (University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension);
  • Crop Insurance Education for Utah Producers (Utah State University Extension);
  • Research and Development of a Water Allocation Risk Analysis Tool (WARAT) (Kansas State University).

For 2007-2008, CAS remained a partner with Montana State University on a USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Project to Quantify the Value of Recreational Amenities as a Means of Ecologically Sustaining Small and Medium-Sized Farm and Ranch Profitability (COVRA) (Montana and Wyoming). 

 

During 2007-2008, CAS also engaged on numerous appraisal, feasibility, and valuation projects.

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