Tue, Jan 09|
Dunn County USDA Service Center
Go Farm Connect: Dunn County USDA Office Visit
Meet your USDA service representatives!
Time & Location
Jan 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dunn County USDA Service Center, 390 Red Cedar St, Menomonie, WI 54751, USA
About the event
Join Dunn County Farm Services Agency (FSA) and Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), along with Go Farm Connector Bonnie Warndahl to learn about programs and funding available to help you move your farm forward.
This will be an in-office meet-and-greet event to introduce farmers to financial and technical resources that can help their businesses grow. Refreshments will be provided. Residents and agricultural support staff from Dunn, Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Barron Counties are all encouraged to attend.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offer a wide variety of farm loans and programs such as crop insurance, infrastructure cost-shares, and planning tools that benefit farmers and landowners. Bonnie Warndahl of Go Farm Connect and staff from both FSA and NRCS welcome farmers—no matter how large or small their operation—to the event. Many farmers don’t know that they qualify for USDA services that can positively impact their farm business and offer peace of mind. For example, FSA offers low-interest loans to farmers which can be used for start-up costs, expansion, equipment purchases, building a storage facility, and more. NRCS has programs that help with conservation plans, cover crop plans, grazing plans, and much more, as well as cost-share assistance for infrastructure like high tunnels and livestock watering systems.
Language interpretation service are available - please request at registration.
Go Farm Connect (GFC) is a farmer-led initiative to build relationships between non-traditional, historically underserved specialty crop farmers and the agricultural support agencies that can help producers succeed. GFC Peer Connectors are trained to help farms of all sizes and specialties in Minnesota and Wisconsin access agricultural assistance programs. The three-year project is led by Renewing The Countryside in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, and Natural Resources Conservation Service.