Minnesota Farmers Offered Free Coaching in Launching Online Sales
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To help farmers adapt quickly to the market opportunity of online sales, North Central SARE, the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, and University of Minnesota Extension are offering free one-on-one coaching for up to 50 farmers who are interested in taking online orders for their products. Farmers can spend up to two hours individually with a coach, via Zoom, and be guided through the process of setting up a WordPress site to advertise products for sale and a Google Form to take customer orders, as well as transferring order information from Google Forms to Google Sheets, to tally orders and calculate what’s owed by each customer. Up to one hour of additional troubleshooting time is also offered for participants.