All in person workshops around the state have been postponed until the further notice. Please look for our virtual workshops and webinars starting in April.  

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AUGUST 21, 2019

Charlotte County Extension Office
133 LeGrand Ave
Charlotte Court House, VA

Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) direct or guaranteed loans and grants. Beginning, minority and veteran farmers can get help to prepare applications for farm ownership and operating loans and find out how to obtain the required borrower training.

Additional resources, programs and funding opportunities that are available from USDA will be presented, including the Rural Development Renewable Energy for America (REAP) grant and loan guarantee program, Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program, and Rural Business Development Grants (RBDG).

If you are interested in implementing conservation practices that reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) program may be available to help you meet your goals .

For more information, contact Small Farm Agent Leonard Elam at (804) 894-3095 or or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office ( or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.