Preparing Fruit Growers for Disaster Relief Loans

Date: October 23, 2012
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Pentwater Friendship Center, 402 E. Park St., Pentwater, MI 49449
Contact: Kathy Walicki, 231-873-2129

Commercial fruit producers will learn how to apply for the 1 percent Michigan emergency loan program and the Farm Service Agency emergency loan program. 

Featuring the following speakers and topics: 

  • Nicole Phillips, Farm Loan Officer, USDA, Farm Service Agency Big Rapids
    Explanation of NAP -- the Noninsured Assistance Program -- payment calculations and tart cherry payments
  • Beth Saxton, FSA Scottville
    Dealing with stress and depression
  • Speaker TBA
    Tools for preparing growers for loan applications
  • Curtis Talley Jr., Farm Management Educator, MSU Extension -- 
    Preparing to meet with your lender: What documents, forms, and information do you need to apply?
  • Henry Hoekstra, Senior Financial Services Officer, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Hart

The Pentwater Friendship Center is located at 402 E.Park St.behind the library.

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