FSA Offers Symposium for Vets Interested in Farming

The Farm Service Agency is sponsoring an “Access to Capital” symposium for veterans interested in farming. “This is an opportunity for veterans to get information and learn about a variety of capital resources to help finance start-up operations or help farmers and ranchers with military backgrounds expand their current operations,” said Deputy Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Karis Gutter, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve veteran. The event — held Oct. 10 at West Virginia University in Kearneysville, W.Va. — will provide veterans who have an interest in agricultural with financial and business planning information. Presentations will be given on various loan and grant programs available to start or improve agricultural operations, including FSA farm loan programs and the proposed microloan program.  Email Rob Haughton, Ross Erickson or call 530-756-1395 to attend.

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3 Responses to FSA Offers Symposium for Vets Interested in Farming

  1. Mike Zook says:

    Boy, if this could be recorded, it’d be incredibly beneficial. We normally do a presentation once a year at the Rocky Boy Indian Veteran’s Job Conference, and it’d be helpful to us. Contact me at mike.zook@mt.usda.gov

  2. Mike Mooney says:

    Would it be possible for the presentation materials to be distributed or posted to a website for veterans who can not attend the Symposium?

  3. Mimi Brooker says:

    If you’re a veteran in the western PA area interested in farming as your future, we are in the beginning stages of starting a similar program. Please contact me at the Westmoreland Conservation District in Greensburg at mimi@wcdpa.com or 724-837-5271, ext 211.

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