Financial Preparation & Recovery for Disaster
Online Mini Course | Self Led | Open Enrollment
The best time to prepare was yesterday. The next best is now!
Drawing on decades of training small-farmers amidst climate change, Farmer Campus offers you engaging and relevant financial education made specially for small farmers and ranchers facing disaster.
This mini-course provides disaster risk-management education to growers traditionally underserved by insurance and risk management tools:
- Overview of Insurance for Farmers: What it is, what types are available, and what makes sense for you and your operation
- Financial Preparedness 101: Understanding what programs exist to help you prepare and what you’ll need to qualify
- Financial Recovery 101: Including Cashflow, Bookkeeping & Accounting to know how to plan for a disaster and/or a claim
- Podcasts of Farmer-to-Farmer stories
Made for You
The threat of wide-sweeping catastrophic disasters -including wildfires, drought, extreme temperature swings, floods, and pandemics- has compounded in the last decade. And yet, there are few targeted educational resources to help small farmers and ranchers financially prepare. Producers have shared that insurance is one of the best possible investments to survive catastrophes, although beginning and small-scale producers are some of the least likely to purchase insurance.
This course aims to reduce the human, production, and financial risks of underserved producers to climate disasters with concrete, tested strategies and the sharing of expert and farmer-to-farmer knowledge of financial preparedness and recovery.
By taking this course you will:
How learning happens
This course is now a “Self-Led” Course, so you’ll set your timeframe, workload and the pace. There will be occasional live workshops you can attend in person and online, but you can complete course content when it is most convenient for you.
A computer & high speed internet connection to watch videos; a farm or land suitable for doing the practical Applied Activities; self-motivation to structure your time and complete lessons.
Course materials are highly applicable for farmers, interns, apprentices, agricultural professionals, educators, students, and anyone with an interest in disaster financial resilience in an agricultural context.
While the content is accessible for many different learning backgrounds and styles, this course is currently tailored for those with a minimum of basic English reading and comprehension.
Note: There is no scale requirement for your operation.
This course is free. All course materials are freely accessible for farmers and ranchers.
The course content is tailored for people currently farming or ranching in California and the West coast, but anyone regardless of region or profession are encouraged to join.
So glad you asked! Enroll using the button at the top of this page. Email <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any questions. Please note we are part-time staff. Thank you for your patience with a response!
You will then get a link to the Farmer Campus Online Learning Platform which houses our curriculum, network and classroom, where you’ll make a profile and then be taken to your course.
We look forward to learning with you.
Created in Community
Enriched by contributions and resources from our network of farmers, ranchers, scientists, and community field experts across the country.
Farmers & Field Experts
With deep appreciation for contributions from the farming and ranching community, and for sharing your stories of disaster, community, and resilience.
Sponsors & Contributors
Made possible by generous support from our sponsors and contributing University Extensions, Academics, Nonprofits, Disaster Relief Agents and Professionals.