Putting Your Business on the Digital Map

Welcome to TAAforFarmers.org

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 (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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Learn how to use mapping to drive potential customers to your business when searching maps online, and when using their GPS units and smartphone in the car. This course explains the importance of getting your business listed accurately in a variety of important map databases, and will provide the steps you need to take to create your listing on many of the most important sites.

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  •   GPS Basics
      How does GPS work?
      Types and accuracy of GPS units
      Navigation using GPS
      Uses of GPS collected data in GIS
      How GIS and GPS can be combined