The Online Investment Education for Farm Households project was designed to fill a void in personal financial and investment management education targeted primarily to farm households. Extensive educational resources have been developed that address the topics of personal financial and investment management as general topics. However, these issues have rarely been applied to the day-to-day and long-term perspective for an actively producing farm family.
Investing For Your Future is an 11-part home study course that was initially written in 2000 by a consortium of six land-grant universities (Rutgers University, Cornell University, Clemson University, Virginia Tech, Michigan State University, and the University of Idaho), the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It is currently sponsored by the Financial Security for All community of eXtension and was revised and updated in 2008 as part of an online investor education program sponsored by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
With the assistance of Extension specialists from the University of Illinois, Iowa State University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Nebraska, the basic information has been extended for use by farm families and introduced through Annie’s Project. This session will highlight the developments associated with curriculum development, integration of agricultural and family and consumer sciences extension programming, delivery of the materials through workshops and online curriculum availability through eXtension, and (if available) perceptions of value by Annie’s Project participants.
|Conference||2009 National Extension Risk Management Education Conference|
|Presentation Type||60-Minute Concurrent|