Dr. Nelson Daniels, program specialist – Agriculture & Natural Resources, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, recently had his presentation titled “Helping Minority Agriculture Producers to FARM-IT” (Financial Analysis Risk Management and Information Technology) placed into the online National AG Risk Education Library.
Daniels presented his paper to an audience of 150 at the National Extension Risk Management Education Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri in April, 2011. Daniels explained the origin and implementation of the FARM-IT project as one that was developed by Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension agriculture and natural resources staff to help small farm agricultural producers sustain and maintain their operations using electronic management techniques. The FARM-IT program started in 2004.
Materials selected for the online National AG Risk Education Library are used to help producers and agricultural professionals quickly locate information, tools, and assistance on specific risk management topics.
The online Library is housed at the Digital Center for Risk Management Education at the University of Minnesota and is supported by all four Extension Regional Risk Management Education Centers. The Library’s website address is www.agrisk.umn.edu.
Writer: Gloria J. Mosby, program director – Communications, Cooperative Extension Program
Photos: Alecea Rush, Communications Specialist, Cooperative Extension Program