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The Ag Risk Education Library

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Guidelines & Learning resources
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Knowledge Management
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Risk coping
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

This site contains links to several training, education curriculum,¬†and information courses and materials for agricultural risk management, and is a major component of USDA’s Risk Management Education (RME) program. The Library organizes thousands of risk management materials which help producers and agricultural professionals quickly locate information, tools, and assistance on specific risk management topics.

The Library includes several major components including: the Ag Risk Library(Main Library), containing over 2,000 documents organized by production, marketing, financial, legal, and human risk topics; a Budget Library – Offering more than 2,750 crop budgets representing over 280 crops and more than 425 livestock budgets; and, the FINBIN Financial Database – Containing actual cost of production data from 3,500 farms representing more than 3.2 million acres of cropland, over 65,000 dairy cows, and more than 900,000 pigs.

Topics specifically available in the library also include Agricultural Management, Bankruptcy, Building a Sustainable Business, Direct Farm Marketing and Tourism, Livestock Risk Protection Insurance, Managing Risks and Profits, Managing the Modern Farm Business, Strategic Business Planning for Commercial Producers, and Risk Management Training Programs.

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