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Risk Management Training Opportunities Resulting from TAA for Catfish

Risk Management Training Opportunities Resulting from TAA for Catfish

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  1. Risk Management Training Opportunities Resulting from TAA for Catfish Terry Hanson, Jimmy Avery, John Anderson, and Gregg Ibendahl Mississippi State University Extension Service

  2. TAA Background • Congress extends Foreign Agricultural Service’s TAA program to include farmers and fishermen • Producers of raw commodities, who have been adversely affected by import competition, are eligible for: • Technical assistance – USDA Extension Service • Cash benefits – USDA Farm Service Agency • Education Assistance – US Dept. of Labor • Business Assistance – US Dept. of Commerce • Farm-raised Catfish was certified eligible in 18 states on November 17, 2003

  3. Products Program Technical Assistance Application FSA Completion of FSA Documentation Commodity Certified Products Deadline Application Deadline Training Deadline Documentation Deadline and Extended Training 12/31/03 9/30/04 11/17/03 2/17/04 5/17/04 0 90 180 320

  4. TAA Product Development • Core Writing Team • Avery, Hanson, and Anderson - MSU • Advisory and Review Panel • Jesse Chappel, Auburn University • Jerry Crews, Auburn University • Carole Engle, University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff • David Heikes, University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff • Greg Lutz, Louisiana State University • Mike Masser, Texas A&M University • Jim Tidwell, Kentucky State University • University of Minnesota Digital Center

  5. Overview Program Deadlines Training Sessions Online Course Other Resources Resources Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) For FarmersCATFISHTechnical Assistance2003 / 2004 ©2004 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. TAA Products: On-Line Course

  6. TAA Products: PowerPoint Presentation* for Educators * 230 Slides with Narration notes

  7. TAA Products: Curriculum Guide

  8. Training Requirements • No cost to producer • Producers must have access to training in the county in which they reside • Each applicant must receive the same quality of training

  9. Potential Clientele • Unofficial Mississippi Agricultural Statistics Survey (MASS)estimate: • Potential of 646 producers in 60 counties • Official MASS reported producers: • 405 producers

  10. Train-the-Trainer • 60 County Directors, Area Agents, and Specialists • Taught by Distance Learning • Required to advertise deadlines and all training opportunities • Provided with DVD/Video, curriculum guides, evaluation forms, and certification forms • Received professional training credits if they passed performance evaluation

  11. Trainer Responsibility • Help Advertise/Promote Regional Meetings • Local paper, newsletter, mail out • Urge farmers to attend regional meetings • Provide Training for “Walk-ins” • Keep track of expenses and efforts

  12. Training Opportunities • Regional Meetings • Delta Research & Extension Center • Central MS Research & Extension Center • MSU Campus • County Meetings • Walk-ins

  13. Clientele Served • 152 applicants in 18 Mississippi counties • 122 Mississippi applicants (80%) received training • Regional meetings = 100 • County Training = 22 • 3 out-of-state applicants were trained • Arkansas = 2 • Louisiana = 1

  14. Training Evaluation* * 76% response rate

  15. Training Evaluation

  16. Training Evaluation

  17. Payments • 86 applicants (57%) received payments • $260,444 paid • Average payment = $3,028 per applicant • 86.8 million lbs or 1 million lbs per applicant • 240 acres per applicant

  18. Problems • Maintaining communication with FSA • Status of applicants • Training Deadline Extension • Dept. of Commerce Labor training void • Fee for Service Contract • Training in other seafood commodities

  19. TAA Follow-up • Grant from SRRMEC to conduct follow up training of TAA participants • First step was a survey to ascertain training priorities and preferred delivery methods

  20. Follow-up Survey Results • Survey respondents indicated interest in receiving more in-depth training on financial planning/management and ways to improve production efficiency • There was no clear consensus on the preferred method for receiving this information, though workshops and publications were both fairly highly rated

  21. Additional Training Plans • This summer, workshops will be conducted to build on information presented in the TAA program • Two workshops: MS Delta & East MS production regions • Focus will be on financial planning/management and improving production systems • A series of new extension publications is being prepared to accompany this training

  22. Other TAA Benefits • Opportunities for multi-disciplinary extension publications and meetings • Acquainting more catfish producers with agricultural economics faculty and programs • Providing important feedback on producer needs in terms of extension information and programs