Workshop helps beginning farmers, ranchers, veterans understand ABCs of USDA, other agencies

By Linda Geist/University of Missouri Extension

Openings remain for a free Sept. 18 workshop to help beginning farmers, ranchers and veterans learn about resources offered by state and federal agencies.

University of Missouri Extension sponsors the workshop.

“Understanding the Alphabet Soup of USDA” workshop for beginning farmers and ranchers will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Follis Hall, Fredericktown, said Richard Proffer, MU Extension business development specialist. A session designed for military veterans will take place 2:30-4 p.m.

USDA representatives from the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Loan Programs and Rural Development, will provide information on how to access their agencies’ services, as will representatives from MU Extension and the Missouri AgrAbility Project.

The complete story is in the Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 Richmond News.

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