Training Sessions Announced
AgCenter will provide technical assistance training in April
for shrimp producers who qualify for cash payments under the
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Trade Adjustment Assistance
dates, times and locations of the meetings are:
4 at 9 a.m. at the Westbank Regional Library in Harvey and
at 3 p.m. at the Belle Chasse Library in Belle Chasse.
7 at 9 a.m. at the Iberia Parish Courthouse and at 3 p.m.
in the Vermilion Parish Cooperative Extension Office.
8 at 9 a.m. in the Cameron Parish Police Jury Annex in Cameron
and at 3 p.m. at the Slidell Auditorium in Slidell.
12 at 9 a.m. in the Larose Civic Center in Larose and at
2 p.m. at the Ward 7 Citizen’s Club in Chauvin.
14 at 9 a.m. at Isleno Center in St. Bernard.
interpreter will be present at the Belle Chasse meeting on
April 4 and the Vermilion Parish meeting on April 7.
producers who marketed shrimp in Louisiana during 2003 have
until April 11 to enroll in the TAA program at their local
USDA Farm Service Agency office. In addition to making the
initial application and meeting certain criteria, producers
also must attend mandated training to become fully eligible
to receive cash benefits.
assistance training is offered by the LSU AgCenter at no cost
to producers. All interested shrimp producers are encouraged
to attend, even if they have not yet completed the initial
application with the Farm Service Agency.
producers who have applied under the TAA program in surrounding
states can attend one of the Louisiana meetings to satisfy
needs to attend only one of the three-hour training meetings
to fulfill the training requirements of the TAA program.