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!

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


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 2-3 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:

A flyer for the NRCS webinar on April 17, 2024 featuring a photo of a butterfly on bee balm flowers. The flyer provides some additional information beyond the blog post. First, it shows that the webinar will cover two programs: Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). It also lists the  planned speakers: Coy Poitier, Fred Henderson, Michael Brooks, Ty and Tokie Morgan, and Kay Bell.

Coming Soon…

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


FSA Farm Numbers: What, Why & How – March 6, 2024 – 6:00 – 7:00 PM CST


A farm number from USDA is the gateway to many public programs that can help grow, improve, and aid your farm or ranch in times of need. If you’re interested in working with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) or Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), you’ll need to get a farm number! 

In this online community meeting, we’ll hear from an FSA representative on the benefits and process of getting a farm number, and three Texas farm businesses who have used farm numbers to access technical and financial resources for their farms. We’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A, so come ready with questions.

We’ll update this page with new webinars as we plan them. Stay tuned by following us at @TexasLocalFood on Instagram or Facebook.

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