The Texas Center for Local Food (TCLF) is collaborating with Coy Poitier, Chairman of the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Dallas Urban County Committee, to explore a series of webinars about how Texas farmers and ranchers can benefit from participating in USDA programs. One of our goals is to highlight small, urban, and historically underserved producers who have successfully accessed technical or financial assistance from USDA.

Register today and please share with other farmers – experienced, new, and aspiring farmers are welcome!

FSA Farm Loan Opportunities – May 8, 2024 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM CST

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvf–prjIqHNJybYGzOIVI27ax6gzY9wpc

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is a USDA agency that provides farm loans, disaster assistance, and much more to provide a “safety net” for farmers and ranchers nationwide. FSA loan programs can be a powerful tool to help you start or grow your farm business, but can seem daunting.

Join us in this webinar to learn about FSA farm loan opportunities with a particular focus on Farm Ownership, Farm Operating, and Microloan programs. You’ll hear from an FSA representative and three Texas farmers/ranchers on their experience working with FSA farm loans.

Bring your questions!

P.S. You need a farm number to access FSA loans. Check out the recording from our first USDA program webinar to learn more: https://www.txfed.org/courses/fsa-farm-numbers-what-why-and-how

A digital flyer for the webinar event. It provides the same details and adds that the webinar will be about FSA operating loans, ownership loans, and microloans, as well as USDA county committees. The facilitators are Coy Poitier & Fred Henderson. The speakers are Norma Morales, Joshua Coleman, Shakera Raygoza, and Alvaro Saucedo.

Working with NRCS – Conservation Planning & EQIP – April 17, 2024 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM CST

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kduqrqDIsHdG545vGbpcwhxU3WXudBzAY#/registration

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a USDA agency that provides technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers throughout the country. Conservation planning is the first step to begin working with NRCS and their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is often the first financial assistance program agricultural producers apply to.

Join us in this webinar to learn about these two popular programs from NRCS. We’ll hear from an NRCS Texas Urban Conservationist and 3 Texas farmers/ranchers who will share their experiences working with the agency.

Bring your questions!

P.S. You need a farm number to access NRCS resources. Check out the recording from our first USDA program webinar to learn more: https://www.txfed.org/courses/fsa-farm-numbers-what-why-and-how

Coming Soon…

  • FSA Farm Loan Opportunities
  • RMA Programs for Small & Urban Farms

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