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Webinars

Upcoming Webinars:

Stakeholder Webinar: Increasing Land, Capital and Market Access Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

September 7, 2022, at 4:00pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The Farm Service Agency recently published a Notice of Funding Opportunity on Grants.gov for a new program called the Increasing Land, Capital and Market Access Program. The purpose of the program is to move underserved producers from surviving to thriving through cooperative agreements and grants to partner organizations to fund projects that focus on strengthening land access with at least one of the following areas of concern:

  • capital access concerns that affect the ability to access land;
  • market access concerns that affect the ability to access land; or
  • a combination of one or more of land, capital, and market access concerns.
Projects can range in scope from national to local, with different tiers for funding. The maximum award amount is $40,000,000 and the minimum is $250,000, with a total of up to $300,000,000 available for this program. Projects will be funded for 3-5 years. The deadline for organizations to apply for this funding is October 28, 2022.

More information on this program, including a link to the Notice of Funding Opportunity and Frequently Asked Questions, can be found on the FSA Land Access webpage here: Increasing Land, Capital, and Market Access Program (usda.gov)

A webinar with more detailed information on the program is scheduled for September 7, 2022, at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

Register Here


September and October Tax Education Webinars

September 2022 Webinar

Most taxpayers working for an employer have FICA and Medicare withheld from their wages. The amount withheld is matched by their employer.  The self-employed individual must pay self-employment (SE) tax to be entitled to similar benefits.

Join USDA and JC Hobbs, Associate Extension Specialist, Department of Agriculture Economics, Oklahoma State University for a producer educational webinar.

Event:  Self-Employment Tax and Farm Optional Self-Employment Tax
Date:   Monday, September 26, 2022
Time:   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Wfr3K9T3TeWr8rBKFlPO4Q

October 2022 Webinar

When filing an income tax return, it is important to determine if a venture is a business or hobby.  In general, the IRS considers an activity a trade or business, and not a hobby, if it is conducted with a profit motive.

Join USDA and JC Hobbs, Associate Extension Specialist, Department of Agriculture Economics, Oklahoma State University for a producer educational webinar.

Event:  Hobby Losses
Date:   Monday, October 17, 2022
Time:   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_MmNtAzsYTFi2K41XAvfGyA


Archived Webinars:

Stakeholder Webinar: Heirs Property Relending Program (HPRP) Producer Educational Webinars

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the first three lenders for the Heirs’ Property Relending Program. The USDA announced that Shared Capital Cooperative, Akiptan, Inc. and the Cherokee Nation Economic Development Trust Authority (CNEDTA), have been approved or conditionally approved as intermediary lenders through this program.

The HPRP provides an avenue for heirs to receive legal title to their family property – in this case, agricultural land – that has been passed down generations.  The lack of a clear title has historically excluded heirs from government loans, grants, and other assistance. USDA is committed to equity and this relending program is part of a broader effort to improve equity in USDA programs. HPRP is one example of how we are making policies that can meet producers where they are and rebuild trust between USDA and America’s farmers and ranchers. The program’s benefits go far beyond its participants. It will also keep farmland in farming, protect family farm legacies and support economic viability.

Read more in the August 18, 2022 News Release: USDA Announces First Three Lenders for Heirs’ Property Relending Program 

An informational webinar was held on September 8, 2022. 

A tribal leadership webinar was held on September 19, 2022.


Stakeholder Webinar: Conservation Reserve Program Transition Incentive Program $4.5 Million Notice of Funding Opportunity

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

FSA is providing $4.5 million to raise awareness among producers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, as well as beginning farmers of the CRP - Transition Incentives Program (TIP). It provides financial incentives to producers with expiring CRP contracts, if they sell or rent the land to a beginning producer or a socially disadvantaged group.

FSA expects to award 15 to 20 partner and stakeholder organizations up to $300,000 for outreach and technical assistance to promote awareness and understanding among agricultural communities, particularly those who are military veterans, new to farming and historically underserved.

Read more in the August 5, 2022 news release and/or the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The application deadline is October 21, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

An informational webinar was held on August 18, 2022. 

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Stakeholder Webinar: Cotton and Wool Apparel Program (CAWA)

Thursday, May 12, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The Cotton and Wool Apparel Program (CAWA) will support eligible entities who experienced a decrease of al least 15 percent in 2020 gross sales or consumption of eligible products compared to the applicant’s gross sales in any of calendar years 2017, 2018, or 2019. Payments to eligible entities will be based on their pre-pandemic market share. Additionally, eligible entities must have filed an affidavit for a payment in any year from 2017 to 2021 for the Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund or Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund through USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS).

This webinar is for all eligible applicants, and it will cover program eligibility criteria, application instructions, the timeline for the program, and other helpful information. There will also be time within the session for you to ask questions of our CAWA Program Specialists and Outreach Staff.

To learn more about how to apply, visit: https://www.farmers.gov/coronavirus/pandemic-assistance.

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Stakeholder Webinar: Conservation Reserve Program – State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) Initiative

When: April 26, 2022, 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join USDA Farm Service Agency to learn about a signup opportunity available through Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) Initiative. SAFE stores vital habitat in order to meet high-priority state wildlife conservation goals. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides farmers and landowners with several opportunities like this to achieve many conservation goals. Through SAFE, landowners establish wetlands, grasses, and trees. These practices are designed to enhance important wildlife populations by creating critical habitat and food sources. They also protect soil and water health by working as a barrier to sediment and nutrient run-off before they reach waterways.  USDA is currently accepting new and modified proposals from conservation partners for the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) initiative, part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) focused on managing wildlife habitat. Read more in our April 18 SAFE news release.

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Stakeholder Webinar: Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers Initiative (CLEAR30) Enrollment Opportunity

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join USDA Farm Service Agency on April 12, 2022, 3 pm EST, to learn about a signup opportunity available through the Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers initiative (CLEAR30). CLEAR30 is an option available through Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which is one of the largest voluntary private-lands conservation programs in the United States.

Landowners and agricultural producers currently enrolled in CRP have an opportunity to enroll in a 30-year contract. The program – a water-quality focused option – was originally introduced as a pilot in 2020 and made nationally available in 2021. Producers may apply for CLEAR30 from April 1 through August 5, 2022. Cropland and certain pastureland currently enrolled in Continuous CRP or CREP, and dedicated to an eligible water quality practice, may be eligible if their contracts are expiring by September 30, 2022. CLEAR30 contracts will be effective October 1, 2022.

CLEAR30 was created by the 2018 Farm Bill to better address water quality concerns. Originally, CLEAR30 was only available in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. Now, access is expanded to agricultural producers nationwide.

To learn more or to apply, contact the local USDA Service Center before the August 5 deadline and visit online at fsa.usda.gov/crp.

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FSA Stakeholder Webinar: Grassland CRP Outreach Training

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 3 pm Eastern Time

Join USDA Farm Service Agency on March 29, 2022, at 3 pm EST for a Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (Grassland CRP) Outreach Training for conservation partners. 

The Grassland Conservation Reserve Program is part of the CRP program, a federally funded voluntary program that contracts with agricultural producers so that environmentally sensitive agricultural land is not farmed or ranched, but instead used for conservation benefits. FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Contract duration is 10 or 15 years. Grassland CRP helps landowners and operators protect grassland, including rangeland, and pastureland, and certain other lands, while maintaining the areas as grazing lands. The program emphasizes support for grazing operations, plant and animal biodiversity, and grassland and land containing shrubs and forbs under the greatest threat of conversion. Grassland CRP is reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill. The Grassland CRP signup runs from April 4, 2022 to May 13, 2022. Read more in our Jan. 26, 2022 news release.
 

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Stakeholder Webinar: 2022 Conservation Reserve Program Opportunities

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 3:00 PM, Eastern Time

Join USDA Farm Service Agency on Feb. 15, 2022, at 3 pm EST to learn about signup opportunities available through the Conservation Reserve Program, one of the world’s largest voluntary conservation programs in existence. This webinar will provide conservation stakeholders with an overview of CRP updates and enrollment options available for agricultural producers and landowners. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat. The General CRP signup period is open from Jan. 31 to March 11, 2022, and the Grassland CRP signup dates are April 4 to May 13, 2022. Continuous CRP signup is ongoing. Landowners and producers interested in CRP should contact their local USDA Service Center to learn more or to apply and visit online at fsa.usda.gov/crp.

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FSA Stakeholder Webinar: 2022 Dairy Margin Coverage and Expanded Supplemental Coverage

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 2:00 PM EST

This webinar will provide an overview of USDA Farm Service Agency's Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program and the new Supplemental DMC (SDMC) Program that was announced on December 8, 2021. This webinar will focus on how the new Supplemental DMC program works in conjunction with the established Dairy Margin Coverage Program to provide an important safety net for dairy producers, and explain how producers can enroll in DMC and the new Supplemental DMC.

The sign up period for DMC and Supplemental DMC is from December 13, 2021 to *March 25, 2022.

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*Deadline extended from February 18 to March 25

FSA Stakeholder Webinar: USDA Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 3:00 PM EST

Join FSA to learn more about the USDA Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), a partnership program under the well-known Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the country’s largest private land conservation program. FSA is expanding CREP in line with the 2018 Farm Bill to partner with non-governmental organizations such as non-profits, private companies, and foundations, in addition to States and Tribes.

This webinar will include an in-depth discussion of the CREP program with a focus on helping organizations determine if partnering with FSA through a CREP agreement may be of interest. 

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FSA Stakeholder Meeting: Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

Monday, December 20, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

This meeting will provide conservation organization stakeholders with an overview of rule changes to the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and to introduce the regional CREP specialists.

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Supporting Organic and Transitioning Farmers Through Cost-Share and Conservation Programs

November 18, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

This webinar will provide an overview of USDA Farm Service Agency's programs that support organic and transitioning farmers through climate and environmentally-friendly farming practices. We will discuss FSA's new Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP), Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), and Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Organic Buffers. Learn about the needs of organic producers, what types of costs are reimbursed through OTECP and OCCSP, how CRP programs support organic agriculture production, and how to apply for USDA programs. The webinar will also highlight additional USDA resources for organic and transitioning producers.  Webinar Recording | Presentation Slides

Applying to Become an FSA Intermediary for the Heirs' Property Relending Program

September 15, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Interested in becoming a re-lender with USDA's new Heirs' Property Relending Program? Join the FSA National Office Senior Loan Specialists as they discuss in detail the requirements and responsibilities of relenders and specifically how to submit an application to become an intermediary lender.  Presentation Slides

CFAP2 Changes Stakeholder Webinar

August 31, 2021 3:00 p.m.  EST

Join FSA to learn of the new provisions recently announced for contract growers and sales based commodity producers.  Register today to hear directly from the program's managers on the requirements of the program and how to apply.  Webinar Recording| Presentation Slides

Heirs' Property Relending Program Overview

August 3, 2021 3:00 p.m.  EST

Is your organization interested in becoming a re-lender for the FSA Heirs' Property Relending Program? The relending program will provide loan funds to eligible lenders to resolve ownership and succession on farmland with multiple owners. The lenders will give loans to qualified individuals to resolve these ownership issues. Join us in the first overview of this new program and how it will be implemented.  Presentation Slides| Webinar Recording

FSA County Committees and You 

July 29, 2021 3:00 p.m.  EST

Have you ever considered running for office?  FSA county committees are made up of local farmers, ranchers and landowners who make decisions regarding FSA programs and hiring county office employees in FSA county offices.  Nomination period closes nationwide August 2nd.  Join us to learn how you or members of your organization can become local FSA leaders.  Presentation Slides| Webinar Recording

Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) Stakeholder Webinar

July 22, 2021 12:00 p.m.  EST

USDA's Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) Program will provide financial relief for timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses impacted by the effects of COVID-19.  Join us for an educational webinar on how to apply for this program.  Presentation Slides| Webinar Recording

Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) Stakeholder Webinar (Postponed)

July 21, 2021 3:00 p.m.  EST

USDA's Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PAHH) Program will provide financial relief for timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses impacted by the effects of COVID-19.  Join us for an educational webinar on how to apply for this program.  RESCHEDULED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP) Stakeholder Webinar

July 20, 2021 3:00 p.m.  EST

USDA's Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP) will provide financial relief for the losses and costs associated with depopulation due to COVID-19.  Are you a swine, chicken, or turkey producer who suffered losses due to insufficient access to processing facilities during the coronavirus pandemic?  This program may be for you!  Sign up begins in FSA county offices on July 20, 2021.  Join us as we provide information to help impacted producers apply for this pandemic assistance.   Recording | Webinar Slides

CLEAR30 Stakeholder Webinar

July 8, 2021 3:00 p.m.  EST

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides farmers and landowners with different signup types, practices and initiatives like this to achieve many farming and conservation goals.  Join the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) as we provide updates recently announced to Clean Lakes, Estuaries and Rivers (CLEAR) program.  Presentation Slides| Webinar Recording

Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm Raised Farm Program (ELAP) Updates

June 4, 2021 1:00 p.m.  EST

Join the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) as we provide updates recently announced to the program.

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2 Stakeholder Webinar 

April 8, 2021 2:00 p.m. EST

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency as we provide information on how to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP2).

Stakeholders join us to learn of ways your organization can assist with outreach and education efforts to promote the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2 ) to your members and other Ag producers. We will cover new changes made under the Pandemic Assistance Program for CFAP 1 and CFAP 2 applicants; CFAP 2 program basics, and resources available to assist producers with sign up and promote the program widely.  

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Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program Education Webinar

January 12, 2021 3:00 p.m. EST

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency as we provide information on how to apply for the new Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program.

The program will assist producers whose eligible crops suffered quality loss due to declared qualifying losses due to qualifying drought, excessive moisture, flooding, hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, or wildfires occurring in calendar years 2018 and/or 2019.  

FSA will accept QLA applications from January 6 through March 5, 2021.  To apply, producers must submit a completed program application along with supporting documentation.  Specifics on that documentation and eligible crops will be discussed on the webinar.

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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/cfapRecording


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. Recording (English)Recording (Spanish).

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 Slides | Recording 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 Slides | Recording 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 Transcription | Recording 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