LIBERTY, NY (November 30, 2014) – The public is invited to a free Farm Funding program on Monday, December 8 being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) and Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management. From 1:00 to 3:00 pm, participants will learn to develop or expand her or his agricultural business. The workshop will take place at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty.
Representatives from the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management, County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Catskill Mountainkeeper, Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be on hand to discuss their specific programs.
Topics will include the Sullivan County Agri-Business Revolving Loan Fund, County of Sullivan IDA Agri-Business Revolving Loan Fund, Catskill Mountainkeeper Capital Access Agricultural Loan Program, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) FSA funding programs, USDA NRCS funding programs, along with information on NYS grant programs, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) programs, NYS Electric and Gas (NYSEG) programs and other regional funding opportunities. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions and to begin the application process.
This program is free to the public, but space is limited so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180 or emailing Melinda Meddaugh, Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org.