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SARDI/USDA to hold a Community Stakeholders Informational Meeting on June 30

Baton Rouge, La. – The Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Institute (SARDI), a satellite campus of the Southern University Ag Center, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development, Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a community stakeholder informational meeting on June 30, 2022.

The meeting, which is free and open to small farmers in the Opelousas area, will be held at 9 a.m. at SARDI’s office, 1209 Diesi Street, in Opelousas, LA.

Participants will receive information on Rural Development’s Business Development – Intermediary Relending Program, the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) High Tunnel Initiative, and the FSA’s Farm Ownership Loan Program.

Partners for the meeting include: Agromen, Fueling Families, EJMAX Solution, LLC, Muse 3 Farm, the USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, and the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

For additional information about the Community Stakeholders Informational Meeting, contact Antonio Harris, Program Leader and Director of SARDI at antonio_harris@suagcenter.com; Allison Johnson, Southern University’s USDA Liaison and USDA National Outreach Coordinator-East at allison.johnson@usda.gov; or Zanetta Augustine, ANR Program Leader and Assistant Specialist at zanetta_augustine@suagcenter.com.

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