Risk Management for Catfish Farmers

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The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program for Farmers delivered technical assistance to producers of agricultural commodities and fishermen who have been adversely affected by import competition. The TAA program delivered training to nearly 10,000 producers of Catfish, Asparagus, Maine Wild Blueberries, as well as Shrimp and Lobster fishermen.

Presentations

You can view any of the free online training courses developed for the TAA program. TAA participants also completed business adjustment plans using AgPlan (http://AgPlan.com), the online business plan writing app; or AgTransitions (http://AgTransitions.umn.edu), an online transition planning app. Since the end of TAA the AgPlan development team has developed a fishing specific software call FishBizPlan (http://FishBizPlan.org).

Unfortunately, this program has ended because federal funding for the program was cut. If you have questions related to TAA for Farmers, please contact the Center for Farm Financial Management at cffm@umn.edu

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The following presentations were delivered on December 2, 2010 at Mississippi State University.

Understanding Risk Management - Dr. Jimmy Avery, NWAC

Assessing and Reducing Production Cost for a Healthy Enterprise - Dr. John Michael Riley, MSU Department of Agricultural Economics

The Split-Pond: A New Pond-Based Culture System for Catfish - Dr. Craig Tucker and Dr. Jimmy Avery, NWAC

The event was sponsored by the Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center, Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Agricultural Econmics, USDA ARS Catfish Genetics Research Unit and the Catfish Farmers of Mississippi.
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  •   Understanding Risk Management
      Assessing and Reducing Production Cost for a Healthy Enterprise
      The Split-Pond: A New Pond-Based Culture System for Catfish