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Finis Stribling, Tennessee State University Area Extension Specialist, helps a farmer establish goals.

A critical aspect to the success of this activity was the support and follow up by local extension
educators. Albert Essel (right) is discussing a homework assignment with Stephan Walker,
multi-county agent for the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

average. USDA defines a Socially Disadvantaged
Farmer or Rancher as " a farmer or rancher who
has been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudices
because of their identity as a member of a group
without regard to their individual qualities. Those
groups include African Americans, American Indians or Alaskan natives, Hispanics, and Asians or
Pacific Islanders. " In Oklahoma, the focus was on
Native American farmers and ranchers.
Many of these producers have limited historical knowledge and/or personal experience with
insurance programs. It is imperative that they receive the tools necessary to benefit from the use
of crop insurance where available and learn how
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it can be used in concert with other risk management and cost control strategies they use.

Project Delivery

The delivery of both risk management education programs consisted of two major components - workshops and individualized study.
Three day-long (18 hours total) sequential workshops, approximately 30 days apart, were conducted in each state with the same producers
attending all three workshops in their state.
Workshop activities were designed to build
upon each other with specific homework assignments to be completed on their own fol-

lowing each workshop. These assignments were
designed to take approximately 20 hours each
to complete and local Extension Educators were
responsible to follow-up individually with the
farmers to ensure that homework assignments
were completed.
" You cannot master all of the information
you need in one setting. This program provided the opportunity to go over the same material several times and I understand the material
better. I really liked the format of the project. "
(Oklahoma Farmer)
The day-long workshops were instructional
with " hands-on, " participatory exercises. Participants worked through several case examples and
began applying the principles learned to their
own operations. Their progress and learning were
monitored with the Personal Response System
(PRS) and other written assessment techniques.
PRS technology was particularly well-suited for
this workshop as risk assessment and response
strategies can be quite personal. Individuals who
may be hesitant to speak can simply respond to
questions anonymously by pressing numbers on
a devise resembling a TV remote control. A computer and receiver process the responses instantly
and graph the results for all to see. The PRS was
used periodically throughout the workshops to
engage participants and monitor the progress of
their understanding.
For both courses, all workshop materials and
supporting documents were provided electronically and hard copy. The local educators contacted participants at regular intervals to offer assistance and encouragement. They also interviewed
each participant at the project's end to record the
number of actions completed.
Involving local educators and other local
resource people strengthened the network of
advisers that participants could tap into and obtain addition information once the workshops
were completed. These resources provided a
support network that enabled adoption of program materials and increased the probability of
long-term success.
" I liked getting together and talking in a group
with the other participants. You learn and benefit
from everyone you talk to. " (Pennsylvania Farmer)

Course 1: Developing
Personal Risk Management
Plans

The goal of this course was to assist small,
limited resource, and socially disadvantaged pro-



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