Webinars

Webinars

NEW Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0 Producer Education Webinar
September 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency as we introduce a NEW round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2).

CFAP 2 provides direct support for producers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic since April 2020. USDA listened to producer feedback during the first round of CFAP, and CFAP 2 has been adapted to better meet the needs of impacted farmers and ranchers of non-specialty and specialty crops, livestock, dairy, eggs, aquaculture, and nursery crops and cut flowers.

Come join us to learn about expanded eligibility for certain commodities, new payment categories including a sales-based approach to specialty crops and other specific commodities, and information on how to apply. 

Producers can apply for CFAP 2 between September 21, 2020 through December 11, 2020.  Producers can find more information at https://www.farmers.gov/cfap. Registration Link


Archived Webinars: 
Seafood Trade Relief Assistance Program (STRP) Fishermen Education Webinar
September 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency as we talk about the Seafood Trade Relief Program for U.S. fishermen.  If you are a U.S. fisherman impacted by retaliatory tariffs, you may qualify for funding through the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP).  In this webinar, we will cover the basics of the program and how to apply through your local USDA Service Center. 

STRP provides direct support to U.S. commercial fishermen who have a valid federal or state license or permit to catch seafood who bring their catch to shore and sell or transfer them to another party.  Fishermen can sign-up for relief through the program from September 14, 2020 to December 14, 2020.  You can find more information and access the program application at  https://farmers.gov/Seafood.  Presentation Slides | Recording Link (coming soon!)

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Producer Education Webinar:  Nursery Crops and Aquaculture Additions to Program
August 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ED

Join the USDA Farm Service Agency as we discuss another round of additional commodities that CFAPare now eligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).  Hear program specialists provide scenario examples for nursery crops, specialty crops and aquaculture.  We will also cover adjustments made to the program and recap program basics.  USDA’s Farm Service Agency is now accepting applications for CFAP through September 11, 2020.  The CFAP program helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Presentation SlidesRecording Link

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Producer Education Webinar:  Additional Eligible Commodities and Program Adjustments
July 14, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT 

Join the USDA Farm Service Agency as we discuss additional commodities that are now eligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).  We will also cover adjustments made to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data.  USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting applications for CFAP through Aug. 28, 2020.  The CFAP program helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Presentation SlidesRecording Link 

FSA Stakeholder Lunch and Learn Webinar:  Conservation Reserve Program's CLEAR 30 Pilot
July 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

On July 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST, join FSA as we discuss one of the new pilot programs―CLEAR30.  What is CLEAR30? Who is eligible? How can stakeholders collaborate with FSA to spread awareness of the pilot program?  You’ll hear directly from the CRP National Program Manager.   Presentation Slides| Recording TranscriptionRecording Link 

USDA Programs in the Time of Coronavirus Producer Education Webinar
June 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join us as we discuss what producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which ends August 28, 2020.  Also learn more about other FSA, NRCS and RMA programs with producer flexibilities during COVID-19 and also a review of targeted funding for beginning and other underserved farmers and ranchers in other programs.  Presentation Slides| Recording Link 

FSA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Producer Education Webinar #3:  Livestock & Non-Specialty Crop Producers
June 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join us as we talk with two of the CFAP National Program Specialists to discuss what livestock and non-specialty crop producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which ends August 28, 2020.  Also learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process how to submit additional commodities for consideration to USDA before the June 22, 2020 request for information deadline.  Slides| Recording Link

FSA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Producer Education Webinar #2:  Dairy & Non-Specialty Crop Producers
June 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join us as we talk with two of the CFAP National Program Specialists to discuss what dairy and non-specialty crop producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which ends August 28, 2020.  Also learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process how to submit additional commodities for consideration to USDA before the June 22, 2020 request for information deadline.  Slides| Recording Link 

FSA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Producer Education Webinar #1:  Specialty Crop Producers
June 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join us as we talk with one of the CFAP National Program Specialists to discuss what specialty crop producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which ends August 28, 2020.  Also learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process how to submit additional commodities for consideration to USDA before the June 22, 2020 request for information deadline. 

Note:  During the webinar it was stated that a producer could apply for CFAP on almonds in all 3 categories; however, some of the answers to other questions stated that specialty crops in inventory or in storage facilities that may be sold after April 15, 2020, are not eligible.  We apologize for the confusion by using almonds as an example.  As stated in the webinar, if a crop in inventory or storage may be sold after April 15, 2020, it is not eligible for category 2 and 3 payment.  Please see the updated presentation materials for more detail. Slides| Recording Link 

FSA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Stakeholder Organizations Webinar
June 5, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Stakeholders join us to learn of ways your organization can assist with outreach and education efforts to promote the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to your members and other Ag producers.  We will cover CFAP program basics, the NOFA process and resources available to assist producers with sign up and promote the program widely. Webinars for producers are listed below.  *** Please note that some corrections have been made to the presentation materials.  Please refer to the following presentation slides.   Slides|Webinar Link

FSA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Educational Webinar
February 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

Join us as we talk with the CRP National Program Specialist and our guest from Women Food and Ag Network, to discuss the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and what producers should know as they prepare for the General CRP sign-up deadline on February 28th . Webinar Recording| Presentation Slides| Webinar Q&A Document.

FSA Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Stakeholder Webinar

June 17, 2019 at 1:30 PM EST  

Join the FSA National Outreach Staff as we discuss the basics of the new FSA Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program, tools and resources that are currently available for dairy producers. Also joining the discussion will be FSA's Dairy Program Manager.   Recording| Slide Presentation.

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 the 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


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.  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.  Slide Presentation

Last updated:  July 31, 2020