Overall, the HIREDnAg team hopes 

that this research and these educational tools will:

Hosting webinars to learn more about how extension and tax experts help farmers and ranchers make health insurance decisions.

Analyzing the impact of state and national policies related to health insurance on farm and ranch families

Developing educational tools that will aid technical assistants and service providers as they help farm families make health insurance decisions, including a Smart Choice Health Insurance Farm Families curriculum

About

The HIREDnAg team is a group of research and Extension professionals committed to understanding how health insurance decisions impact farm and ranch families.

 

Interviewing and surveying farmers and ranchers to understand their unique health insurance needs and decisions.

The HIREDnAg team is...

Assist farmers’ in their decisions to invest, expand and grow their enterprises

Contribute to workforce vitality, development and security in the food and agricultural sector

Impact farm enterprises given insurance market variability and state implementation decisions

Current Study States

CA

WA

UT

NE

MS

KY

MI

PA

MA

VT

Timeline

2015

Interviews with farm & ranch families

Webinars with Extension, technical assistance providers and tax experts

2016

Farm household phone survey

Development of educational tools, including Smart Choice Curriculum Farm Families

Farm Foundation National Press Club Forum

2017

Follow-up Interviews with farm & ranch families

Webinars with Extension, technical assistance providers and tax experts

2018

Share findings and educational tools with case study sites, Extension, technical assistance providers, and policymakers

Funding

The project was supported by the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive 

Program of the  USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), grant number 

2015-2014-05623.

Contact

Shoshanah Inwood

Ohio State University 

Assistant Professor

School of Environment and Natural Resources 

 

 

330-263-3790

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