Free Farm Program Outreach Workshop On USDA Initiatives & Cost Share Programs

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 6/28: NRCS Outreach Workshop Outlining Cost Share Programs and Other USDA Farm Initiatives

Date: Thursday, 6/28/18

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (lunch included)

Location: Watauga Agricultural Conference Center

            252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone, NC 28607

Did you know that your local USDA-NRCS office has cost share funds and other opportunities for North Carolina Farmers, or that the local USDA-FSA office offers many crop insurance and farm loan programs? These USDA offices share the same Ag Services building as your local Cooperative Extension Center, and all of these agencies are teaming-up to present a one-stop-shop session for growers to learn more about available programs. Come to the free workshop on 6/28 to meet your local Watauga County USDA staff and learn about programs such as:

-The Organic Initiative including the Transitioning to Organics CAP 138

-The High Tunnel Initiative

-The On-Farm Energy Initiative

Your area USDA FSA (Farm Service Agency) and NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) agents will be present to introduce themselves and field any questions you may have on their services ranging from loan programs to insurance and disaster assistance. NC Cooperative Extension Agents will discuss how they work with all these partner agencies to complement these programs with educational support toward profitable production, whether organic or conventional, and small farm to large in scale.

This is a no cost workshop and lunch is included!

Please RSVP before 5 p.m. on Monday 6/25 by calling Watauga Cooperative Extension at (828) 264-3061 or emailing