Thursday, March 31, 2011

TAA for Farmers -- Online Training Now Available for Shrimp

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TAA Shrimp Applicants -- We are pleased to announce that online training courses are finally available for the Shrimp TAA Program!  

On March 30, 2011 the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota activated several online courses for Shrimp Fishermen in the TAA for Farmers program.  All approved applicants that have completed Initial Orientation can now log on and take courses online.  If you have not previously registered, I have attached instructions to this email that will walk you through step-by-step to setup an account and to complete an online course for training.   These instructions also include contact information if you are having difficulties setting up an account or completing online training.  Remember that there are 4 steps to getting credit for all online courses; 1) pre-course survey, 2) view the course, 3) pass the quiz, and 4) post-course evaluation.  If you fail to complete any of these steps, you may not receive credit for the training so make sure and do more than simply watch the videos.

If you experience issues with registering or accessing online training on the website, please contact the website administrator at the Center for Farm Financial Management, Phone: (612) 625-1964 or Email:  Also contact the Southern Risk Management Education Center with any other questions or issues,  Phone: (501) 671-2165 or Email:  If you need help or have questions you can always contact the Southern Risk Management Education Center by phone or email anytime.  

Our sincerest THANK YOU to all of you for your patience in waiting for these courses to become available online.  We know many of you have been anxious to begin work on your credit hours and we appreciate your patience with this program and hope you find the courses worth the wait.  I would also like to put in a plug for all of the wonderful people delivering in-person training sessions throughout the region as well as developing courses for the TAA workshops.  They have done a fantastic job delivering the TAA Program and continue to provide solid service to shrimp fishermen in the gulf and south Atlantic states.  We are lucky to be working with such a great team so the next time you see a SeaGrant or Cooperative Extension faculty or staff member at a TAA training event, please give them a pat on the back.

Good luck with any online training you choose to complete.  The topics that are now available online are listed below.  For a full description of each course log on to your TAA account and visit the website for more.

National TAA for Farmers Courses

·         Strategic Positioning for Farmers & Fishermen

·         Direct Marketing

·         Developing Your Business Plan

·         Developing Your Financial Statements and Measures

Shrimp Specific Courses

·         Coast Guard Licensing and Federal Laws

·         Shrimp Marketing Opportunities

·         more shrimp specific courses coming soon!

Posted via email from Southern Risk Management Education Center

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