USDA Providing $8.89 Million for Risk Management Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced the availability of $8.89 million for risk management education and training programs. The funding will allow organizations such as universities, county cooperative extension offices, and nonprofit organizations to develop training and educational tools to help farmers and ranchers learn how to effectively manage long-term risks and challenges.

Interested organizations may apply by submitting documentation required as part of the Risk Management Education Partnerships Request for Applications (RFA). The applications are then reviewed, and awardees enter into cooperative agreements that are managed by RMA’s Risk Management Education Division.

RMA is also seeking reviewers to objectively evaluate cooperative agreement applications against the published criteria in its Risk Management Education Partnership Program (RMEP) and Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States (TS) programs’ Requests for Applications (RFA). Reviewers are chosen based on their knowledge, education, and experience related to federal crop insurance; risk management in the agriculture sector (including production, legal, financial, marketing or human risk); and priority commodities or other criteria mentioned in the RFA. At RMA’s discretion, panels may be conducted on-line or in-person. If in-person, travel and per diem expenses will be covered by RMA.

Read more at: www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/who/aboutrme