Risk Management

Risk management strategies help producers mitigate potential negative impacts on their businesses associated with risks inherent in the process of production, such as changes to input prices, climate change and variability, labor, and financial risk, among others.

Tools & Resources

This website provides resources to raise awareness and manage risks in agriculture and horticulture operations related to workers, human health, and financial risks.

Addresses a variety of management, marketing and policy topics across the nation. Speakers are nationally recognized in their fields and provided the diverse content that has addressed the needs of a widely varied audience.

Livestock Restocking Decision Worksheet
The risks and returns associated with changing herd size, feeding supplement, and being hit by a drought are quantified using the livestock restocking decision worksheet.

This tool helps nursery producers address space allocation decisions to different “crop mixes,” inventory management, set pricing points, quantify differences in production cost for primary container sizes, and analyze nursery crop insurance. This tool was developed for educational programs funded through RMA/USDA.

This website provides farmers and ranchers, other agricultural producers and Extension educators with a source for agriculturally related income and self-employment tax information that is both current and easy to understand.

This program area emphasizes basic specialty crop farming practices for small scale operations addressing: entrepreneurship and business training, financial and risk management training, record keeping practices, crop selection, diversification and marketing strategies, advanced training for soils and irrigation, hoop house operations, and safe food production and handling practices. Our audiences include Native American tribes in Arizona and New Mexico, Limited Resource Producers, Youth, Veterans, and other beginning farmer participants.