Across the west financial risk with poverty rates for Native Americans (NA) are higher than any other race or ethnicity with 27% below poverty rate (Macartney, Bishaw and Fontenot, 2013). Agriculture is a traditional occupation remains important not only in providing income but also as a means of employment. NA producers are looking for methods of increasing profits through changing production systems, diversification, marketing strategies, etc. NA producers also want to increase their capacity to assess their own ideas in a holistic manner and incorporate their ongoing decision-making processes. Rather than focusing adoption of a single production practice, this project improves risk analysis and decision making skills to enable ongoing changes creating long-term economic viability for their operation. The project will enable producers to thoughtfully consider any changes to their operation both positive and negative. Producers will gain a skill set to conduct a thorough analysis of their existing situation, map out alternatives and develop a course of action best suited for their situation. Through the use of an illustrative example of a tribal livestock enterprise, this session will go over the training approach and techniques.
|Conference||2020 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference|
|Presentation Type||30-Minute Concurrent|