Health Management for Farm-Raised Catfish

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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.


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

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

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

Fish Health Management - Dr. Matt Griffin, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, NWAC

Disease Trends - Dr. Lester Khoo, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, NWAC

Assessing the Benefits of Medicated Catfish Feeds - Dr. Pat Gaunt, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, NWAC

The event was sponsored by the Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center, Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Agricultural Economics, USDA ARS Catfish Genetics Research Unit and the Catfish Farmers of Mississippi.
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  •   Fish Health Management
      Disease Trends
      Assessing the Benefits of Medicated Catfish Feeds