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.
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
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.
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.