Farm Service announces series of free webinars in February

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A series of free webinars will be presented by the federal Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.

The FSA Fridays in February program will cover a variety of programs and services FSA offers agricultural producers in New York. Topics include an overview of available programs and loans, conservation buffers, crop risk management programs and loan programs.

The hour-long webinars will be held every Friday in February at noon. The webinars are free however pre-registration is required to get a link to each webinar. People may register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fsa-fridays-tickets-135329545313 or by emailing lynnette.wright@usda.gov.

Upcoming webinars in
FSA Fridays in February:

Friday, Feb. 5, at noon — Welcome to FSA: An introduction to FSA loans, programs, and services, as well as how to start working with FSA.

Friday, Feb. 12, at noon — Conservation Reserve Program Buffers: A presentation on the environmental and economic benefits of installing buffers along waterways.

Friday, Feb. 19, at noon — Risk Management Programs: Learn about federal crop insurance and FSA’s Noninsured Crop Assistance Disaster Program for row crops, forages, fruits, and vegetables.

Friday, Feb. 26, at noon — FSA Farm Loans: An overview of the funding opportunities available from FSA, including Farm Loan Programs, Farm Storage Facility Loans, and Marketing Assistance Loans.

Anyone who needs an accommodation to participate in one of these webinars, is advised to contact Lynnette Wright at 315-477-6309 or by e-mail at lynnette.wright@usda.gov, at least one day prior to the event.

People may also contact Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

FSA provides programs and loans to help farmers provide food, fuel, and fiber to millions of people worldwide. The New York FSA staff seek to ensure that farmers have the information they need to participate in federally funded agricultural programs. FSA-administered programs benefit all Americans by providing stability for our agricultural producers, thus helping ensure a safe, abundant, and affordable supply of food and fiber, the FSA announcement said.

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