Funding opportunity – Extension Risk Management Education

The Southern Risk Management Education Center in conjunction with the North Central, Northeastern, and Western Centers recently announced a competitive funding opportunity for educational projects designed to help agricultural producers improve their economic viability through targeted risk management strategies. The Southern Center expects to fund 18-month Education Projects (awards of up to $50,000) to be conducted between April 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.

Applications are sought from qualified public and private groups, organizations, and institutions including land grant colleges and universities, Cooperative Extension, other colleges and universities, and other public and private entities with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver results/outcome-based risk management education projects for agricultural producers and their families. The Southern Center serves the region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The complete request for applications is on the Southern Center’s website.

An applicant webinar will be conducted on Oct. 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. CST (11 a.m. EST). Please join us to learn more about the RFA and for tips on writing successful applications. There is no fee to participate, however please register by sending an email to

Questions or comments regarding the RFA may be directed to H.L. Goodwin Jr. 479-575-2283, or Sandy Martini, 479-575-6995,

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