SYRACUSE — A series of free webinars will be presented by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in New York State. FSA Fridays in February will cover a variety of programs and services that the FSA provides to agricultural producers in New York. Topics include an overview of available programs and loans, facility loans, disaster programs and loan programs.
Summary of each FSA Friday in February:
February 4 at noon Welcome to the FSA – an introduction to FSA loans, programs and services, and how to start working with the FSA.
February 11 at noon What to do in the event of a disaster – a presentation on the disaster programs available from the FSA to help farmers recover from bad weather.
February 18 at noon On-Farm Storage Loans – find out about on-farm storage loans, which are available to many producers for storage facilities and equipment. The interest rates on these loans are all below 2% right now.
February 25 at noon FSA Farm Loans – an overview of the financing opportunities available through the FSA’s agricultural loan schemes, including information on microloans, farm loans, property loans and secured loans .
The FSA offers programs and loans to help farmers provide food, fuel and fiber to millions of people around the world. New York FSA staff work hard every day to ensure New York farmers have the information they need to participate in federally funded agricultural programs. The programs administered by the FSA benefit all Americans by providing stability to our agricultural producers, helping to ensure a safe, plentiful, and affordable supply of food and fiber.
If you need accommodation to attend one of these webinars, contact Lynnette Wright at (315) 477-6309, or by email at [email protected], at least one day before the event. You can also contact Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.