A 45-minute online presentation to help beginning farmers in Minnesota will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. March 4.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency in Minnesota hosts the event, which includes speakers from Minnesota FSA, Risk Management Agency (crop insurance), Rural Development, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, all of which are part of USDA.

According to a written statement from USDA:

"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."

Register for the webinar at z.umn.edu/BeginningFarmerMeeting.

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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 daniel.mahoney@usda.gov by March 2, 2021.

The webinar is offered as part of USDA’s Beginning Farmer Rancher Program. Beginning farmers and ranchers interested in learning more about what USDA also can work directly with their local USDA Service Center to identify resources and apply for USDA programs. To find your local service center, visit farmers.gov/service-center-locator.