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Funding your Farm - Farmers Roundtable

  • Portage SWCD 6970 State Route 88 Ravenna, OH 44266 (map)
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Whether you are an aspiring farmer, a seasoned farmer, or fall somewhere in between, you will benefit from this program!  Join our panel of experts around the table to discuss the different ways you can attain funding for your farm through grants, loans, incentive programs, & more.

The Panel

OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD & FARMING ASSOCIATION
Speaker: Julia Barton, Sustainable Ag. Educator
Topics:
Kiva (0% interest loans) & Education and Mentorship Opportunities

CENTRAL OHIO YOUNG FARMERS COALITION
Speaker: Rachel Tayse, COYFC President
Topics:
Finding, Applying for, Receiving, and Implementing Grant Funding on your Farm

USDA—FARM SERVICE AGENCY
Speaker:
Dave Echols, County Executive Director
Topics: 
Low-interest Farm Loans

USDA—NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
Speaker:
Kara MacDowell, District Conservationist
Topics:
Conservation Reserve Program, Conservation Stewardship Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Agricultural Management Assistance, & Conservation Innovation Grants

USDA—RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Speaker:
Jennifer Brown, Business Program Specialist
Topics:
Rural Energy for America Program & Business and Industry Loans

This event will be held in the Portage SWCD Garden Meeting Room at 6970 SR 88, Ravenna OH 44266 on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

To register follow this link https://goo.gl/forms/B2gcV74litOJDsLE3

Feel free to bring a snack to share (we will have a few things out).

This Roundtable Series is a collaboration between The Portage County Soil & Water Conservation District and Countryside. Visit http://www.cvcountryside.org/countryside-u-classes for the full list of sessions.