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Women in Ag Network to Host Farm Financing Workshop

Are you looking for financing for your farm and not sure where to begin or want to know about the variety of financing options?

"Micro-Loans, Grants, and Traditional Farm Financing" workshop is presented by the University of Minnesota Extension's Women in Ag Network (WAGN). The WAGN is a collaboration of Extension with USDA's Minnesota Farm Service Agency.
  • When: December 13, 2018 - Registration at 9:45 a.m.; Program 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch
  • Where: Willmar Regional Extension Office, 1802 18th St. NE, Willmar, MN
  • Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
  • Register:; deadline to register is December 7, 2018

This workshop will help attendees understand where to start when looking for farm financing and what lenders are looking for. The workshop will also introduce attendees to several different financing opportunities. Becky Knudsen, Farm Loan Officer with USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA) will speak about FSA loan programs. Ryan Roles, Loan Officer with Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will speak about RFA loans and MDA grant opportunities. Nathan Hulinsky, Agricultural Business Management Extension Educator will end the day with resources the University of Minnesota Extension has for farms seeking financing.

For more information, contact Sarah Schieck, UMN Extension Educator (

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