Sunday, February 25, 2018
2010-2011 Projects

During the 2010-2011 project year, Custom Ag Solutions was partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) on the following Risk Management Education (RME) and Research and Development (R&D) projects:

  • Crop Insurance Education for Massachusetts Producers (  For this project, CAS worked with the following organizational partners:

    • Massachusetts FFA Association;

    • Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation; 

    • Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association;

    • Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association; and,

    • Massachusetts Association of Dairy Farmers.

  • Research and Development of a Cattle Basis Risk Analysis Tool (CBRAT) and the website (  CAS' was assisted on the project by Kevin Dhuyvetter (K-State) and James Mintert (Purdue).   

  • Development of LRP and AGR-Lite Decision Support Tools for Livestock Producers (  Researchers from Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics were partnered with CAS on this project. 

  • Risk management education programs were delivered to beginning producers in the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

  •  Risk management training programs were also delivered to 

    • Livestock and vegetable growers in North Carolina and Virgina;

    • Christmas tree growers in Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin; and,

    • Livestock producers in Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas.

  • During 2010-2011, CAS was also a partner on the following USDA/RMA projects:  

    • Crop Insurance Education for Utah Producers (Utah State University Extension); 

    • Crop Insurance Education for Rhode Island Beg. Producers (University of Rhode Island);

    • Crop Insurance Education for New Hampshire Beg. Producers (NH Cooperative Extension);

    • Crop Insurance Education for Wyoming Beg. Producers (UW Cooperative Extension);

    • Crop Insurance Education for Delaware Beg. Producers (Delaware Dept of Agriculture);

    • Research and Development of a Water Allocation Risk Analysis Tool (WARAT) (Kansas State University).

Across all projects, CAS delivered over 150 risk management and crop insurance workshops to reach over 10,000 producers across 30 states during the 2010-2011 project year (see map above).


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