FFMPI is housed within OSU Extension in partnership with the CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE). Ohio State University Extension is the statewide outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
The mission of FFMPI is to be a unified center for the integration, translation, and communication of CFAES’s farm financial management and agricultural policy presence. FFMPI addresses critical farm financial management and agricultural policy issues affecting Ohioans.
The vision of FFMPI is to build the foundation for a safe, secure, and sustainable food system for Ohio and beyond by focusing the resources of one of the largest land-grant universities to produce revolutionary research, creative translation, innovative education, and unparalleled partnerships in the areas of farm financial management and agricultural policy.
The goals of the of the CFAES Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute are to:
Unify CFAES’ farm financial management and agricultural policy expertise across the full spectrum of the agricultural industry to find solutions to the most critical issues facing producers.
Engage university academic units, Extension, related support units, and partner expertise to integrate, translate, communicate, and apply research-informed knowledge and best practices in the areas of: Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Production and Risk Management, Human Resources, Agricultural Policy, and Agricultural Law.
Provide a structure for visionary leadership and identify gaps/build capacity and longevity in farm financial management and agricultural policy.
Develop a structure to link state-level topical expertise to Extension educators.
The Pattern of Administration document provides a brief description of the Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute (FFMPI) as well as a description of its policies and procedures. This document also includes the organization structure of FFMPI (Institute Faculty and Program Staff, Affiliated Faculty and Staff, Support Staff and Consultants) as well as the administration of the institute.
Initial funding to develop the organizational start-up of the FFMPI was received through the Ohio Legislature. The main components of subsequent revenue include state funding, grants, philanthropy, corporate, and industry support, and revenue-generated programmatic activities. If you are interested in helping to support FFMPI through a tax-deductible donation, please contact David Marrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-722-6073.