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USDA Microloan -- A New Finance Option for Farms and Ranches

Slow Money SoCal

Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Irvine, CA

USDA Microloan -- A New Finance Option for Farms and Ranches

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Slow Money SoCal Special Event: USDA MicroLoan Presentation


For new or small-scale Farmers and Ranchers in Southern California - including LA, Ventura, Orange, San Diego Counties and the Inland Empire:

Val Dolcini, Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency in California will present a new lending resource providing up to $35,000 with a current interest rate of $1.375%.  Val will also take questions or feedback on other USDA programs.  

USDA unveiled a new micro-lending tool in January with smaller-scale, organic and beginning farmers and ranchers in mind...USDA's newest credit program will continue to play an important role in better serving the unique financial needs of farmers who are just beginning, farmer's market vendors, CSA businesses and those who simply farm on a smaller scale.  Microloans can be used for almost any operating expense a farmer can incur.  USDA Farm Service Agency can help fund initial start-up costs, annual expenses, livestock and equipment purchases, irrigation supplies and much more.
  • Maximum loan amount of $35,000
  • Funds for any operating expense
  • A low interest rate, currently at 1.375%
  • An application that's citizen-friendly, reduced to 7 pages from 30
  • Some experience required and allows credit for farm internships, small business experience, specialized education or a guided apprenticeship.
Thursday, June 27th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Duck Club, 5 Riparian View, Irvine, CA 92616 (enter Riparian View from Campus Drive - road closed in other direction)

This event is Free
Have questions about USDA Microloan -- A New Finance Option for Farms and Ranches? Contact Slow Money SoCal

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A Slow Money SoCal Special Event
5 Riparian View
Irvine, CA 92612

Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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Slow Money SoCal

Slow Money SoCal is a volunteer non-profit network that connects farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, thought-leaders and everyday folks interested in developing alternatives that help strengthen, and diversify our local Southern California food system.

Slow Money SoCal is the Southern California chapter of Slow Money, the movement and national nonprofit organization that catalyzes investments in local food systems. In over 15 local networks across the North America, entrepreneurs, investors, foodies, and localization activists have joined forces to rebuild the economics of local food and agriculture.

Slow Money SoCal's Mission: 

  • To build a diverse Southern California community focused on aligning our money and our values through investing in local, sustainable food businesses. 
  • To inspire and educate people about the connected nature of slow investing and food system change.
  • To catalyze new and democratic opportunities for investment in businesses that yield a sustainable food system for all.

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