BFRDP Projects

Growing Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Wyoming
[Progress Report]

Award Amount: $750,000
Grant Program: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: John Hewlett
Organization: University of Wyoming


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Project Overview

Keywords: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP); Wyoming new and beginning producers; farm management; risk management; financial management; estate transfer and management succession strategies


The overall project goal provides education, mentoring, and technical assistance to offer beginning farmers and ranchers the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to make informed decisions for their operations, and enhance their sustainability. In addition, the project seeks to ensure Wyoming beginning producers are well-informed of risk management alternatives allowing them to take full advantage of existing insurance products and other risk controls by offering training and resources covering various financial management, risk management, enterprise assessment, and risk analysis topics.

A multidimensional approach makes available training and resources under four broad objectives: 
OBJECTIVE 1: Provides educational opportunities directly to beginning farmers and ranchers through regionally-offered on-site programming and on-line resources.
OBJECTIVE 2: Provides on-site and on-line educational programs to Wyoming’s new, beginning, and limited resource farmers and ranchers via FFA classrooms and other venues. 
OBJECTIVE 3: Coordinates and provides hands-on internships on working farms and ranches to Wyoming's beginning farmers and ranchers each summer in cooperation with state producer organizations and educational institutions.
OBJECTIVE 4: Develops and circulates media-based education on various financial management, risk management, enterprise assessment, and risk analysis topics statewide via articles in agriculture-focused newspapers and producer-organization newsletters.

Number of Participants: 5009


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