Grow Your Livestock Farm Business Workshop

grow your livestock farm business
Grow Your Livestock Farm Business with and FSA Loan - Workshop in Wisconsin
Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Iowa County Health and Human Services Building, Conference Room,
303 W Chapel Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Cost: $15; veteran scholarships available.
Register online here. Space is limited so register soon! Refreshments included with registration.
Southwest Badger Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council and Angelic Organics Learning Center will partner withUSDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) to present a 2.5-hour workshop for livestock farmers interested in learning more about FSA loan programs and services.
The Farm Service Agency offers farm loan assistance to farmers who have some experience and want to own or operate a farm, but who don't yet meet the qualifications to get financing from a traditional lender. The benefits of working with FSA include favorable interest rates and terms for farm ownership and operating loans, access to non-traditional types of credit such as microloans, and assistance in completing loan applications.
The workshop will cover practical steps you can take to prepare for meeting with a lender - such as prescreening your own credit report to check for accuracy. A diverse panel of livestock producers will describe their experience with FSA programs and farm funding opportunities.
Agenda:
  • Overview of FSA Programs and Services
    • Presenter: Laurie Makos, Iowa County FSA
      • Microloans
      • Operating Loans
      • Farm ownership loans
  • Preparing to Meet with FSA Staff
    • Presenter: TBD
      • What do lenders look for in potential borrowers?
      • How important is a business plan?
      • What financial statements do lenders require?
  • Panel Discussion with Farmers
Space is limited so register soon! Please register online by Friday, May 12th.
If you would like to pay by cash or check or you are a veteran seeking a scholarship, please email our Program Assistant, Sarah Petri, at  grow@learngrowconnect.org.

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