USDA and SBA - Beginning Farmer & Rancher Event
Please join the SBA Office of Rural Affairs and the USDA Farm
Service Agency to learn about the no-cost assistance that each
federal agency provides beginning farmers and ranchers.
Hear from federal experts as they present information about the many opportunities that exist for
farmers and ranchers in rural communities to begin a business journey. If already in business, learn
how to expand your existing business to build capacity. This event will be an interactive discussion.
• Learn about online tools available from the USDA and SBA to help you start and grow your
farming or ranching business.
o How to access capital
o Develop business acumen
o Where to find local technical assistance
o Basics of selling to the government
• During this session, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about federal programs and
services that may be helpful.
• To learn more about resources available: www.farmers.gov or www.sba.gov