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Workshops: Farm Financing

Microloans – Cultivating Big Dreams on a Small Scale

  • Jeffrey Wardwell, USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Having a small farm doesn’t mean a small investment.  At some point, most farmers need to borrow money to start, expand, sustain, or make changes to their business. Financing can be a challenge.   The USDA Farm Service Agency microloan program serves the unique financial operating needs of new, niche and small to mid-sized family farm operations.  Loans can be used for operating expenses or purchasing farmland. Microloans offer a more streamlined application process and more flexible requirements than FSA’s traditional loans.  The $50,000 loan maximum can go a long way toward meeting a small farm’s financing needs. 
Preparing for Your Lender - The 5 C's of Credit 
  • Jess Sarsfield, Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • [Description coming soon]

Acceso a Capital: Programas de Prestamos (Access to capital: Loan Programs) (panel discussion)

  • Salvador Morales, Manuel Mendoza, additional panelist TBA, facilitated by Kate Smith, Washington State University
  • ¿Tiene interés en sacar un préstamo para expandir su negocio agrícola? Este panel de productores va a compartir sus experiencias de utilizar diferentes programas de préstamos disponibles para sus granjas. Van a compartir retos y oportunidades, tanto como la importancia de utilizar estés programas. Se va a presentar esta sesión en español con traducción al inglés disponible.   Are you interested in taking out a loan to expand your farm business? This panel of farmers will share their experiences utilizing different capital programs available to fund their farm. They will share challenges and opportunities as well as the importance of utilizing these programs. This session will be presented in Spanish with English interpretation available.
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