Eric Richer

Eric Richer
Associate Professor and Field Specialist, Farm Management
The Ohio State University
104 East Washington Street, Suite 302, Napoleon, Ohio 43545
Degree Information: 
MBA, Finance, University of Toledo
B.S., Agricultural Education, The Ohio State University
Farm Management/Production Agriculture and On-Farm Research

I currently serve as Assistant Professor and Field Specialist, Farm Management, in the Department of Extension since November 2022. I am one of three Ohio State University farm management field specialists hired into the newly launched Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute (FFMPI) tasked with elevating farm management education in Ohio. Through this appointment, I provide leadership on key farm management, risk management, and value-added enterprise analysis across the state. I am currently leading Ohio State’s efforts to deliver an on-demand, self-paced farm financial management course called “Farm On.” Through this effort, I will help meet Ohio’s beginning farmer financial management needs in collaboration with an expert faculty teaching team. The impact will lead to unique partnerships with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the United State Department of Agriculture-Ohio Farm Service Agency. In this role, I will also help build farm management capacity with OSU Extension’s network of county Extension Educators as a developer of train-the-trainer curriculum. Finally, I help farmers stay informed of risk management strategies through crop insurance education and Farm Bill policy, and investigate value-added enterprises to ensure the diversity and viability of Ohio’s agricultural landscape.


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