The main objective of the project was to deliver production risk management training by providing crop insurance education to small-scale farmers in south Florida. Part of the project was a series of workshops in English and Spanish covering four crop insurance programs, Florida avocados, fresh market tomatoes, ornamental plants, and Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), conducted in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.
The project targeted avocado, fresh market tomatoes, ornamental plants, and specialty crop growers in south Florida are located in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.
The deliverables of the project included developing handbooks (Spanish and English versions) for each one of the four crop insurance programs covered. The handbooks contained detailed information about each type of crop insurance policy covered, how to get a crop insurance quote online using the USDA/RMA website, how an indemnity payment is calculated, and crop insurance case studies.
Additionally, an Excel tool was developed to simulate the financial result of a catastrophic event for each of the crop insurance policies covered, and the growers were instructed on how to use the tool using illustrations of case studies. All the training materials (handbooks, Excel tools) in both English and Spanish are available online.
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