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FSA County Committee (COC) Tribal Outreach

July 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST

Outreach webinar focused on understanding the process and breaking barriers on FSA County Committees in tribal communities.  Discussion includes the history of COC, eligibility requirements, understanding local administrative areas and features experiences shared from a current COC member from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon. Webinar| Slide Presentation.

FSA County Committee (COC) Awareness

May 31, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST

Join the FSA National Outreach Staff as we discuss what FSA County Committees (COC) are, and how our stakeholders are helping us spread awareness.  Also joining hte discussion are previous and current COC members to share their perspectives and insight on increasing awareness. Webinar| Slide Presentation.

FSA Webinar for Tribal Colleges and Universities

May 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST

The USDA 1994 Tribal Program has invited the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to host a webinar to provide tribal colleges and universities with greater insight about how to engage with and navigate FSA programs and services available to institutions and communities. Recording| Slide Presentation.

Work with FSA:  Supporting Farmers and Ranchers Through Production and Financial Management Training  

April 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST

Are you an organization or university interested in learning about how to become an authorized borrower training vendor with the Farm Service Agency (FSA)? Join and learn more about FSA's Borrower Training Vendor requirements.  FSA works with vendors to provide local and national borrower training options to FSA borrowers.  As part of a loan agreement, borrowers are often required to complete training in production, financial management, or both.  This is to help borrowers develop and improve important skills to help them be successful farm and ranch operators (the law directs FSA to determine a borrower's need for training and require it when appropriate).  The training helps FSA borrowers gain knowledge, address problems or operational weakness and plan for financial success.  This webinar will provide an overview of the vendor application process and curriculum requirements for applying to FSA to perform this service.  This webinar is open to the public; the audience will be in listen-only mode but questions can be submitted via the chat feature in Ready Talk. Recording

Serving on FSA's County Committees

July 13, 2017 at 1 PM EST

Join and listen in as a few County Committee members talk about the importance and benefits of serving on an FSA County Committee.  This webinar is open to the public; the audience will be in listen-only mode but questions can be submitted via the chat feature in Ready Talk.  Recording | Slide Presentation

Programas y Prestamos de la Agencia de Servicio Agrícola

Nov. 2, 2016 at 3 PM EST

Join FSA employees Jessica Champigny and Richard Cardona for a Spanish-speaking webinar geared toward the Latino community, to provide an overview of programs and loans offered by the Farm Service Agency. Recording| Slide Presentation.

How USDA Can Help Beginning Farmers and Ranchers from the Reentry Community

Nov. 2, 2016 at 12 PM EST

Formerly incarcerated individuals who want to get started in farming can get expert guidance from USDA experts in field offices around the country.  This webinar will be an opportunity to learn about USDA programs to help new farmers and hear directly from formerly incarcerated individuals who have benefited from USDA resources and expertise. USDA officials will provide an overview of several USDA programs - including microloans, farm storage facility loans, crop insurance, value added producer grants, conservation technical assistance, GAP, EQIP, Food LINC, etc. - that are especially relevant for new and beginning farmers from the reentry community.  Hosted by the Farm Service Agency. Recording | Slide Presentation

Need Commodity Storage? The Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Can Help

Aug. 9, 2016 at 2 PM EDT

The Farm Storage Facility Loan Program provides low-interest financing so producers can build or upgrade permanent or portable facilities to store commodities. Learn how this program may be able to help your operation. Recording.

Understanding Receipt for Service

July 19, 2016 at 2 PM EDT

To ensure that all USDA customers and potential customers are being served properly in local offices, the 2014 Farm Bill requires that a receipt be provided. Learn more about Receipt for Service, how it affects you and what you can expect when you visit a local Farm Service Agency county office. Recording.

FSA County Committee Webinar

July 12, 2016 @ 2 PM EDT

Join representatives from the USDA Farm Service Agency, Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food and the Agricultural Marketing Service, for a webinar on county committees -- what it's like to serve and how to submit a nomination. Nominations are now being accepted for county committees, which provide farmers and ranchers with the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas on federal farm programs. During this webinar, you'll hear from current committee members about their experience, and why they believe it's important for all eligible farmers and ranchers across the spectrum of American agriculture to get involved. Register.

Webinar for Bridges to Opportunity Partners

June 7, 2016 at 3 PM EDT

USDA has partnered with numerous local, state, regional and national agricultural organizations that offer programs, nongovernmental grants, technical assistance, financial advice and other information helpful to today’s producers. This webinar will help Bridges to Opportunity partner organizations fully understand their role, the referral service and general operation of the software and overall program. Recording | Slide Presentation

Cooperative Agreements Regarding Outreach and Education, Technical Assistance and Financial Education for FSA Programs, Functions and Activities

June 7 at 2 PM EDT

FSA will review proposals submitted by non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education in the second round of proposals for FSA cooperative agreements July 11, 2016. Join the webinar to learn about proposal types, eligible expenses and FSA programs the agreements support. Recording | Slide Presentation

FSA County Committees Work For You

June 1, 2016 at 3 PM EDT

FSA County Committee (COC) members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level. Farmers who serve on committees help decide the kind of programs their counties will offer. In this webinar you will be shown the importance of county committees, the election process and how you can make a difference by becoming a COC member. Recording.