The 2007 Farm Bill has made available $19 million in fiscal year 2010 to fund a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) through competitive grants for regional training, education, outreach, and technical assistance initiatives. This grant cannot be used to purchase a farm, farm machinery or animals; for the planning, repair, rehabilitation, acquisition, or construction of a building or facility; to begin farming; or to set up Individual Development Accounts.
CSREES is announcing the following opportunities for stakeholder input concerning the BFRDP program for FY 2010:
Join the webinars at: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/csrees/
October 14, 2009; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
October 15, 2009; 9.30 – 11 a.m.
October 12-13, 2009; 9 am – 4 pm 202-720-2635
October 1 – October 15, 2009 202-720-6071
October 1 – October 15, 2009 firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTENDING THE WEB-BASED STAKEHOLEDR WORKSHOP:
Date and time: October 14th 3 – 4.30 pm and October 15th 9.30 – 11 am – Eastern times
Your computer should have DSL / Cable line or better. A dial up modem will not work, unfortunately
You’ll also need Flashware software on your computer, version 9 or better. Most computers have this or it can be downloaded free
You can also check the official computer requirements
A headset is best for hearing the presentations but your computer speakers will also work (may need turn up the volume)
Test in advance:
We suggest you test out your equipment anytime before the meeting by logging on to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect/
This would be the time to check the Flashware, for example, and download it if it’s not on your computer
October 14th / October 15th
Log on to http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/csrees/ as a Guest a few minutes before the start of the session. If you are having problems, call Art Pridemore at: 202-690-1095; or John McClinton at 202-720-8191
The session will begin with a brief presentation by the CSREES Program Directors.
We encourage you to type in questions or comments at any time during the session. These will appear in a window alongside the slide presentation.