Extension education drives economic stimulus through trade adjustment assistance for farmers

J. Shannon Neibergs, Curtis Mahnken, Danna L. Moore, Nathan P. Kemper, John Glenn Nelson, Ron Rainey, Patricia Hipple

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) is a national multifaceted USDA program that provided technical and financial assistance to farmers and fishermen adversely affected by import competition. This article describes how Extension was successfully mobilized to deliver the TAAF program to 10,983 producers across the nation using innovative education technologies to achieve program objectives and improve the economic well-being of participating farmers and fisherman. The innovative technologies included online curricula and business planning, the use of personal business planning consultants, and linking Extension education outcomes to financial assistance payments that producers used primarily to invest in their business.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1FEA8
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015

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