Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is teaming up with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County, the Wyoming County IDA, Empire State Development and the USDA Farm Services Agency to host an information session on grant and loan programs for new and beginning farmers. The session will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. December 16 at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 401 North Main Street in Warsaw.
"Several programs are available to support farmers looking to launch a career in agriculture,” Gallivan said. “I encourage these next generation farmers to take advantage of the financial opportunities available to help them start their career and build on this important industry for our region and our state.”
The program will include presentations on three specific grant and loan options, including the New York State New Farmer Grant Fund, the USDA Beginning Farmer’s and Rancher’s Loan, and the Wyoming County Business Center Micro-loan Program.
In addition to the guidelines for each program, information on the application process will also be provided.