Learn how local and federal agencies, as well as nonprofits and professional networks, can help your farm business.

Do you need to buy farmland or make structural improvements? USDA offices like the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) have programs designed to help you with low interest loans for farmland and equipment or reimburse you for irrigation, cover crop, road building, and high tunnel construction and more. Hear from three local farmers who have successfully navigated these USDA programs. Following these brief presentations, participants will be able to speak with representatives from the Northeast Organic Farming Association of RI (NOFA/RI) and the Young Farmers Network (YFN), as well as legal, insurance and financial experts.

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