By on January 8, 2019

The 2019 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference was held on April 3-4, 2019 at the historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY.

Approximately 180 participants from across the country participated in over 40 (30-minute) concurrent sessions which covered the five areas of agricultural risk – production, marketing, financial, human and legal.

The agenda also included 3 keynote presentations and a “track” of five 75-minute sessions. Those topics were: 1) Emotional Stress on the Farm: Early Warning Signs; 2) Linking Farm Vitality and Health – Tools You Can Use; 3) ERME Outstanding Projects Presentations; 4) Commercial Hemp Production – Managing Risk & Emerging Issues; and 5) Producer Impacts from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

In addition to the concurrent sessions, many other successful programs and topics addressing risk management education were showcased at the Poster Session and Networking Reception, along with a pre-conference seminar on April 2 on the topic of Behavioral Economics.

What is the ERME National Conference?

The Extension Risk Management Education National Conference brings together public and private sector educators, crop insurance agents, lenders, and other agricultural professionals to share ongoing and emerging successful risk management education efforts which target agricultural producers and their families. Conference participants learn about what is working to help producers effectively manage the financial, production, marketing, legal and human risks associated with their agribusinesses.


Extension Risk Management Education held its inaugural National Conference in 2000 and has been hosting a conference annually since 2003.