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August 14, 2012

Webinar series to help identify agriculture funding sources

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A webinar series will help farmers and other agriculture professionals identify grants, loans and other funding sources for their projects.

The webinar, "Funding Opportunities for Indiana Agriculture," will be held from 10 a.m. to noon EDT on Aug. 21 and Sept. 4 and 11. Participants can access it from home or at county offices across the state.

In addition to sessions on successful grant writing, the webinar will cover specific resources, such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service Farm Bill and the Rural Energy for America Program. Discussions will include information on eligibility, applications and deadlines for each resource.

The first two sessions will focus on resources primarily intended for farmers and landowners, and the third will cover resources for researchers and educators. Among presenters are Julia Wickard, Indiana Farm Service Agency executive director; Curtis Johnson, USDA Department of Agriculture area specialist in rural development; and Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension educator.

The series is free and open to the public. Participants should register by contacting Ballard at 317-462-1113 or rballard@purdue.edu. Participants can access sessions at https://gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/fff2012/ and are advised to test the link several days in advance.

Participants unable to view the webinar from home should contact their local Extension office to determine if the webinar is being shown in their county. Contact information for each county office can be found at http://www.extension.purdue.edu/anr/field/fs/countyoffices2.html

The series will be recorded.

Writer: Jessica Merzdorf, 765-494-8402, jmerzdor@purdue.edu

Source: Roy Ballard, 317-462-1113, rballard@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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