USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Agricultural Risk Management Education

Friday, February 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for the development and delivery of agricultural risk management education materials. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnerships (ARME) Competitive Grants Program (ARME), which aims to support four Risk Management Education (RME) Regional Centers and one RME Electronic Support Center.

ARME provides U.S. agricultural producers and their families, as appropriate, with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to make informed risk management decisions that enhance profitability of their operations.
 
The four Regional RME Centers will conduct regional and multi-regional based competitive grants programs to fund agricultural risk management organizations and individuals who are risk management experts. These organizations and individuals have knowledge and experience in developing various risk management curricula and delivering to agencies, institutions, and professionals involved in risk management serving farmers and their families.
 
The Risk Management Education Electronic Support Center will provide supporting services to the four regional centers. Support will include electronic, on-line submission of proposals to competitive grants programs, a results verification system, national communications planning and execution, coordination of events and conferences, and archival support.
 
Eligible applicants include all colleges and universities, federal, state, and local agencies, nonprofit and for-profit private organization or corporations, and other entities. NIFA reviews all proposals accepted in NIFA’s competitive grant programs through an external peer review process, in which a panel of experts from within the respective field in question takes part.
 
Nearly $4.45 million will be in available funding to support ARME. The deadline for applications is April 27, 2018, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. See the funding opportunity for details.
 
NIFA’s mission is to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. NIFA’s investments in transformative science directly support the long-term prosperity and global preeminence of U.S. agriculture. To learn more about NIFA’s impact on agricultural sciences, visit www.nifa.usda.gov/Impacts, sign up for email updates, or follow us on Twitter @USDA_NIFA, #NIFAImpacts.
 
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