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Friday, December 6 • 9:00am - 10:20am
FSA Farm Programs Available for Organics

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The primary focus will be Farm Loan Programs which provide financing options available to organic producers as well as our  Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program which provides crop insurance coverage to organic producers. This session will include a brief overview of all programs available which can assist organic producers, such as but not limited to: The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, Farm Storage Facility Loans, Organic Certified Cost Share Program, Tree Assistance Program, etc.


Marilyn McMullen

Farm Loan Programs Chief, USDA - Farm Services Agency
Marilyn has 35+ years experience with the agriculture loan program with USDA, first Farmers Home Administration and now Farm Service Agency.  She was a state specialist for 18 years working mostly with litigation cases and loan servicing in Montana.  After spending two years in... Read More →
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Shelly Rolando

Farm Program Chief, USDA - Farm Services Agency
I am a Chief Agricultural Program Specialist with U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Bozeman, Montana. FSA assists farmers and ranchers with stabilizing income, conserving land and recovering from natural disasters. I oversee the Risk Management Division for... Read More →

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Nate Powell-Palm

Farmer/Rancher and Organic Inspector, Cold Springs Ranch
Nate Powell-Palm first landed in the world of organics in 2008 when he applied for and received organic certification from the Montana Dept of Agriculture. He currently farms certified organic grains, forages, pulse crops and oil seeds on 1075 acres. A diversified operation, Powell-Palm... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:20am MST
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