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Farm Bill Webinars Available for Viewing

The Southern Risk Management Education Center’s advisory council and leadership “are in agreement that Southern producers will be greatly affected by the changes in the 2014 Farm Bill, especially the increased prominence of crop insurance.

 “That’s why we are taking leadership to provide the most timely information we can to assist our producers in their production and insurance coverage decisions,”

Webinar March 3, 2014 - The Effects the just-passed Farm Bill will have on Southern agriculture is available as a recorded webinar titled, “Implications of the 2014 Farm Bill on Federal Crop Insurance". Click here to view.

Webinar March 4, 2014 - Implications of the 2014 Farm Bill on Grain Marketing. Click here to view.

The webinar is sponsored by the Southern Risk Management Education Center, based at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, with support from Texas A&M and Mississippi State.


Welcome to the Southern Region Center!

Established in 2009, the Southern Risk Management Education Center (SRMEC) is operated by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.  SRMEC is funded by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) which was formerly CSREES.  SRMEC utilizes the synergies of the University of Arkansas system with personnel collaborating at two locations within the University of Arkansas system--Cooperative Extension Service offices in Little Rock and the main campus in Fayetteville.  The Center’s mission is to empower the strengths and skills of individuals in the Southern region who are involved in the management of agricultural production, marketing, financial, legal, and human resource risks. 

The Center coordinates risk management education programs throughout the southern region primarily through a regional competitive grants program serving the states/territories of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Center strives to build networks and relationship throughout the region with growers and industry stakeholders that are diverse and grassroots based.  Our ultimate goal is to deliver results by educating producers. 

What's New...

Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program Announces New RFA Dates & Timeline

AAEA seeks submissions for Selected Presentations for the 2014 AAEA-sponsored Symposium “Crop Insurance and the 2014 Farm Bill: Implementing Change in U.S. Agricultural Policy”.

Local Food Systems in the South, Choices 4th Quarter 2013

Proceedings 2013 Crop Insurance Symposium

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FY 2013 Grants Approved

The Southern Center is part of a network of institutions working to enhance farmers’ management of risks.  View the 2013 Risk Management Education Progress Report

Download instructions on how to register and complete Initial Orientation online:

TAA for Farmers Instructions

(for a non-PDF version click here)

TAA Program News - All TAA participants MUST complete Initial Orientation by December 22

U of A Host Southern Risk Management Education Center



U of A Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System

Southern Risk Management Education Center
South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: 501-671-2165 |
Fax: 501-671-2215

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Department