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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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Learn About Low-interest Microloans of up to $35,000 Now Available for Farmers: Free Webinar April 10, 7-8pm EST


Join the Cornell Small Farms Program and FSA Senior Loan Specialist Carrie Novak for this One-Time Opportunity Small farmers spoke up and the Farm Services Agency (FSA) listened! In January 2013 the FSA launched a new Microloan Program that offers very low-interest loans of up to $35,000, with an abbreviated application process. On Wed. April 10 from 7-8pm EST, come learn about the details of the program, including loan terms and application process, and have the opportunity to type questions to the FSA's Senior Loan Specialist, Carrie Novak via chat pod. Carrie will also present basic FSA loan eligibility criteria and review the application form. Register now to attend this free webinar. All you need is a computer with speakers and a high-speed internet connection. The Cornell Small Farms Program uses WebEx software for webinars, and if this is your first time joining a WebEx meeting, you will also be prompted automatically to download a small add-in software program in order to view the webinar on your computer. We'll send you a reminder and the link to join--along with a Webinar Participants' Guide with information about what to expect from a webinar--about a day before the presentation.

Can't join? No problem; we'll record the webinar and post it for viewing on the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project website,

This free program is hosted by the Cornell Small Farms Program. Visit us online at or