Webinar: Overview of USDA Rural Development Loan Program

Date: January 22, 2013
Time: 2 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar
Contact: Rosa Soliz, soliz@msu.edu

About the webinar

The webinar will be presented for participants to become more familiar with the Business Programs of USDA Rural Development.

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About the Speakers

Mark Brodziski, US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Business and Cooperative Programs. Mark Brodziski is the Director of the Specialty Programs Division, Rural Business and Cooperative Programs, USDA. Mark administers loan and grant programs for the purposes of business and economic development in rural communities. His role also includes leading special projects such as expanding the utilization of Rural Business programs in low income communities. Mark previously served as the Program Director for Business and Community Programs in the WI Rural Development State Office for and has served with USDA since 1983.


John H. Broussard, Director, Business and Industry Division, USDA Rural Development. Since December 2011, John H. Broussard has been appointed as the Director, Business and Industry (B&I) Division within Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) of USDA Rural Development in Washington, DC. As the B&I Division Director, Broussard directs nationwide rural development activities of the Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program of USDA Rural Development administering a portfolio in excess of $8.5 Billion. Prior to becoming Division Director, he served as the Program Director for Rural Business-Cooperative Service for the State of Louisiana and has been with USDA since 1983.