Cooperative Extension University of Wisconsin-Extension

Teams

Risk Management Team



The Risk Management Team fosters programs to increase awareness among agricultural producers and agribusinesses so they can evaluate and manage risk in ways that meet their family and business goals.


RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS IN WISCONSIN

Risk Awareness

Dairy Price Risk Management

Dairy Options Pilot Program (DOPP)

Grains Price Risk Management

Farm Business Arrangements


RESOURCES AND LINKS


WHAT WE DO

Work Groups

Risk Awareness and Assessment
Contact: Jeff Key

Develop, market, and deliver experientially based curriculum that guides producer participants through the stages of becoming aware of the risks they face, prioritizing those risks, and developing means for addressing the risks.

Market and Price Risk
Contact: Kevin Bernhardt and Bob Cropp

Develop, market, and deliver experientially based curriculum that guides producer participants through the stages of evaluating what price they need to meet farm business and family goals, and what tools can be used to meet their price objectives.

  • Dairy Price Risk Management
  • Grains Price Risk Management
  • Dairy Options Pilot Program (DOPP)

Farm Business Arrangements
Contact: Joy Kirkpatrick and Tom Anderson

Develop, market, and deliver experientially based curriculum that guides producer participants through the stages of farm transfer and business arrangements via consideration of people, financials, and tax impacts.

Train the Trainer
Contact: Kevin Bernhardt

Coordinate and organize train the trainer sessions to launch off new curriculum.

Marketing
Contact: Kevin Bernhardt

Bring about awareness of risk team products.

Making a difference

Success stories and impact reports

The price of milk has become more variable in the past several years.  Not knowing the price one will receive for one's product will make the dairy business a risky business.  Dairy farmers need a way to manage price risk and create a more predictable income.

PDF file Smoothing out dairying’s financial bumps

 

WHO WE ARE

Co-Leaders

  • Kevin Bernhardt
  • Matt Glewen

Coach

  • Rick Klemme

Members

  • Tom Anderson, Shawano Co.
  • Ken Barnett, Marathon Co.
  • Kevin Bernhardt, UW-Platteville
  • Greg Blonde, Waupaca Co.
  • Robert A. Cropp, UW-Madison
  • Kevin Erb, UW-Green Bay
  • Mark Feuerstein, Door Co.
  • Randy Fortenbery, UW-Madison
  • Gary Frank, UW-Madison
  • Matt Glewen, Calumet Co.
  • Matt Hanson, Jefferson Co.


  • Ed Jesse, UW-Madison
  • Bruce Jones, UW-Madison
  • Matt Jorgensen, Clark Co.
  • Jeff Key, Winnebago Co.
  • Dennis Nehring, Rock Co.
  • Rami Reddy, UW-Platteville
  • Doug Sutter, Brown Co.
  • Ron Wiederholt, Clark Co.
  • Jon Zander, Trempealeau Co.

CONTACT

Team Co-leaders

Kevin Bernhardt
UW-Platteville/Extension farm management specialist
608-342-1365

Matt Glewen
UW-Extension agriculture agent, Calumet County
920-849-1450

Team Coach

Richard Klemme
Associate Dean/Program Leader
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension
608-262-4591


FOR TEAM MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES

Shared Resources

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Publications
  • Software
  • Other resources

Evaluation Instrument

Goals / Plan of Work / Success Stories