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Workshop helps beginning farmers, ranchers, veterans understand ABCs of USDA, other agencies

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. – Openings remain for a free Sept. 18 workshop to help beginning farmers, ranchers and veterans learn about resources offered by state and federal agencies.


University of Missouri Extension sponsors the workshop.


“Understanding the Alphabet Soup of USDA” workshop for beginning farmers and ranchers will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Follis Hall, Fredericktown, said Richard Proffer, MU Extension business development specialist. A session designed for military veterans will be held 2:30-4 p.m.


USDA representatives from the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Loan Programs and Rural Development, will provide information on how to access their agencies’ services, as will representatives from MU Extension and the Missouri AgrAbility Project.


A free lunch is served. Register by contacting Richard Proffer at 573-243-3581 or You may also register at the MU Extension Center in Cape Girardeau County, 684 W. Jackson Trail, P.O. Box 408, Jackson, MO 63755.

Editor’s Note: This article is provided by University of Missouri Extension.