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Risk Management Education

What is Risk Management Education

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension work under an agreement with USDA, Risk Management Agency to provide educational programs to help Nevada producers manage risk. The Nevada program creates and enhances the sustainability of Nevada's socially disadvantaged, transitioning, and new/beginning farmers and ranchers through education, mentoring, and outreach to own, operate and sustain an agricultural operation.

The role of USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) is to help producers manage their business risks through effective, market-based risk management solutions. RMA's mission is to promote, support and regulate sound risk management solutions to preserve and strengthen the economic stability of America's agricultural producers. As part of this mission, RMA operates and manages the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). RMA was created in 1996; the FCIC was founded in 1938.

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Risk Management for High School Students - A program of the United States Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency developed by the University of Nevada, Reno. Provides the Secondary Agricultural Educator with tools to implement learning objectives related to risk management in agriculture, food and natural resources industries. Included are base lesson plans, handouts and ideas for adaptation to help you get started in introducing your student to the important concepts all managers in the food, fiber, and natural resources sectors should know.

Nevada Federal Crop / Livestock Insurance Options PowerPoint