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USDA Youth Farmer Loan Program

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HallFamilyFarm, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    USDA Youth Farmer Loan Program

    Our meeting was very informative.

    The Drew County 4-H Poultry Club has invited a special guest to speak about the USDA Youth Farmer Loan Program. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 PM at the Chamber of Commerce, 335 East Gaines Street, Monticello. Contact club leader Jim Hall at 723-3724.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes operating loans of up to $5,000 to eligible individual rural youths age 10 through 20 to finance income-producing, agriculture-related projects. The project must be of modest size, educational, and initiated, developed and carried out by rural youths participating in 4-H clubs, FFA or a similar organization.

    The project must be an organized and supervised program of work. It must be planned and operated with the assistance of the organization advisor, produce sufficient income to repay the loan, and provide the youth with practical business and educational experience in agriculture-related skills.

    Learn more at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=paca&topic=you

    (Note: Will update this thread with as much info as possible after our meeting. Updates will be posted in Post #1.)
     
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  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Where to Go for More Information?

    Further information and applications for the loan programs described are available at local FSA county offices. These are usually listed in telephone directories in the section set aside for governmental/public organizations under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency. To locate your local FSA Office, http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=contact&subject=landing&topic=landing
     
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  3. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Our meeting went very well. Most informative. Several of our youth are considering participation in this program.
     

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