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farm financing webinars

Posted: April 27 2011
FARM FINANCING: Helping New Farmers Scale the Capital Access Barriers
Monday, May 9 from 12pm - 1pm
Dorothy Suput, founder and executive director of The Carrot Project, will summarize the findings and recommendations of a national working group on farm financing, whose report Farm Financing: Opportunities to Improve the Financial and Business Environment for Small and Mid-Sized Farms Through Strategic Financing was published in July 2010
Angela Hanson, Loan Officer with the USDA Farm Services Agency, will outline the FSA's loan programs for beginning farmers, and how these loans fit into the overall landscape of loan options for new farmers.
These interactive webinars will include plenty of time for discussion and questions via chat pod. We will post the link to the webinar on May 6.
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ALSO, mark your calendars now for the second webinar on this topic:
ALTERNATIVE FARM FINANCING: Individual Development Accounts are Working in Iowa
Monday, May 23, 12p - 1p
Luke Gran, Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI). Practical Farmers of Iowa is helping more than 90 farms get the business and life skills they need to be successful. Over a six year period, the Savings Incentives Program will match beginners with a farmer mentor, encourage farmers to develop and maintain a business plan, attend PFI events for networking with experienced and beginning farmers, and entice beginners to a get in the habit of regular business savings with the promise of a $1:$1 savings match (up to $2,400) after two years. This money can be used to help purchase a farm asset like machinery, land, or livestock.
Founded in 1985, Practical Farmers of Iowa is an open, supportive and diverse organization of farmers and friends of farmers, advancing profitable, ecologically sound and community-enhancing approaches to agriculture through farmer-to-farmer networking, farmer-led investigation and information sharing. Farmers in our network produce corn, soybeans, beef cattle, hay, fruits and vegetables, and more. For additional information, call 515.232.5661 or visit www.practicalfarmers.org.

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