Beginning Farmer Webinar to be held March 4th

Minnesota Extension

Webinar to provide overview of agencies and resources they offer

Understanding the many resources available to beginning farmers can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. The University of Minnesota Extension will host a public webinar with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Minnesota on March 4, 2021. The 45-minute presentation includes speakers from Minnesota FSA, Risk Management Agency (crop insurance), Rural Development, and Natural Resources Conservation Service on the programs and services available to beginning farmers. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of each agency and the resources they can provide. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the USDA staff on the call.

Webinar for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
Thursday, March 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CST)
The webinar is free, but preregistration is required at to get the link for the March 4th webinar.

This webinar is being offered as part of USDA’s Beginning Farmer Rancher Program. Beginning Farmers and Ranchers interested in learning more about what USDA has to offer can visit

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Daniel Mahoney at (651) 602-7710, or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, and by March 2, 2021.

For more information contact Sarah Schieck Boelke ( or 320-235-0726 ext. 2004) or Amber Roberts ( or 218-236-2009).

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