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Aiding Online Sales for Farmers and Ranchers
Michigan Ag Connection - 09/21/2020

Are you ready to go to the next step in marketing your farm products online, but don't know how to do so? To help farmers adapt quickly to the current market opportunities, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE), the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, and the University of Minnesota Extension are offering free one-on-one coaching for farmers who are interested in taking online orders for their products. Farmers can spend up to 2 hours with the coach, via Zoom, and be guided through the process of:

- Setting up a Wordpress site to advertise products for sale,

- Setting up a Google Form to take customer orders,

- Transferring order information from Google Forms to Google Sheets, to tally orders and calculate what is owed by each customer.

Training features include:

- One-on-one coaching to help someone implement the system.

- Up to 1 hour of additional troubleshooting help after each participant is up and running.

To sign up for this training, go to the following link to fill out the registration form. It is at: For more information, contact Jane Jewett at .

For more information about the course, go to

North Central SARE strengthens communities, increases producers' profitability, and improves the environment through grants and education. The 12 NCR states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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