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USDA Information Session

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USDA Information Session

June 18, 2019

Old Dominion Agricultural Complex
19783 US-29 • Chatham, VA

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

Find out about the resources and current grants that are available from USDA, including the Rural Development Renewable Energy for America (REAP) grant and loan guarantee program, Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program, and Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs are also available to help you implement 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.

A multidisciplinary team from Virginia State University’s Small Farm Outreach Program, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and USDA agencies ensures that our financial and business management programs are innovative, culturally sensitive, level appropriate and practical for small-scale farm operations. The VSU Small Farm Outreach Program is an approved USDA FSA Borrower Training Vendor.

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.

Earlier Event: June 15
Small Engine Repair
Later Event: June 19
Farm Tour at Slade Farm